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CPPW Communities

This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

This program is no longer funded. Learn more about current programs.

CDC supported 50 communities across the nation—including urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas—to tackle obesity, tobacco use and exposure, or both. More than 50 million people—or 1 out of 6 Americans—live in a community that benefited from this program.

Download the CPPW brochure [PDF-4.7M] that includes examples of how CPPW awardees made healthy living easier for their residents.

The map below shows the breadth of CPPW‘s community–based initiative. Click on one of the 50 communities listed below to learn more about what its members did to improve health at the local level.


Yellow circle indicates tobacco programs Tobacco
Green triangle indicates obesity programs Obesity
Red square indicates tobacco and obesity programs Both
CPPW Communities Map of funded communities; please use the links below to view the community profiles.


CPPW apple obesity icon


List of CPPW Obesity Communities

Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties, Colorado Minneapolis, Minnesota
Appalachian District of North Carolina Multnomah County, Oregon
Bartholomew County, Indiana Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee
Suburban Cook County, Illinois North Little Rock, Arkansas
Douglas County, Nebraska Olmsted County, Minnesota
Kauai, Hawaii Pima County, Arizona
Hamilton County, Ohio Pinellas County, Florida
Healthy Lakes Region, Maine Pitt County, North Carolina
Independence County, Arkansas Portland, Maine
La Crosse County, Wisconsin Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
Louisville, Kentucky County of San Diego, California
Maui County, Hawaii San Antonio, Texas
Miami-Dade County, Florida Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Mid-Ohio Valley, West Virginia Wood County, Wisconsin


Find more examples of how CPPW communities built healthier environments for their residents at the links below.

CPPW in Action

State-Level Efforts

  • Page last reviewed: March 7, 2017
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