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Publications on this page are related to the Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program. This CTG program placed a special emphasis on priority areas like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Publications on this page include those by CDC and awardee authors.

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Publications by Year


Adjoian, T.K., Firestone, M.J., Eisenhower D., & Yi, S. S. Validation of self-rated overall diet quality by Healthy Eating Index-2010 score among New York City adults, 2013. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2016; Vol 3, 127–131.

Akinboro O., Ottenbacher A., Martin M., Harrison R., James T., Martin E., Murdoch J., Linnear K., & Cardarelli K. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: an Assessment and Analysis of the Awareness and Perceptions of Public Health Workers Implementing a Statewide Community Transformation Grant in Texas. Journal of Racial Ethnic Health Disparities, 2016; 3(1), 46-54.

Bhutani, S., Schoeller, D.A., Walsh, M.C., & McWilliams, C. Frequency of Eating Out at Both Fast-Food and Sit-Down Restaurants Was Associated With High Body Mass Index in Non-Large Metropolitan Communities in Midwest. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2016.

Bullock, S. Jillcot-Pits, S., Listenfelt, B., McGuirt, J., Stanley, K., Beth, D., & Ammerman, A. Availability of Farmers Markets and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Electronic Benefit Transfer Systems and Associations With Rurality, Poverty, Race/Ethnicity, and Obesity Among North Carolina Counties. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 2016; 11(1), 1-20.

Carlton, T.A., Kanters, M.A., Bocarro, J.N., Floyd, M.F., Edwards, M.B., & Suau, L.J. Shared use agreements and leisure time physical activity in North Carolina public schools. Preventive Medicine, 2016; 95, S10-S16.

DeFosset, A., Gase, L., Gonazales, E., & Kuo, T. Access to and Use of Schools for Physical Activity Among Adults in Los Angeles County. Health Promotion and Practice, 2016; 17(3), 416-428.

Egan, B., Kai, B., Wagner, S., Henderson, J., Chandler, A., & Sinopoli, A. Blood Pressure Control Provides Less Cardiovascular Protection in Adults With Than Without Apparent Treatment-Resistant Hypertension. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 2016; 18, 817-824.

Gase, L., Montes, C., Robles, B., Tyree, R., & Kuo, T. Media Outlet and Consumer Reactions to Promotional Activities of the Choose Health LA Restaurants Program in Los Angeles County. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2016; 22(3), 231-244.

Hollar, T. Cook, N., Quinn, D., Phillips, T., & DeLucca, M. Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Policies Show Promise in Reducing Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Low-Income Seniors. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2016; 17, 1-9.

Jillcot-Pitts, S., McGuirt, J., Wu, Q., Rushing, J., Usland, D., Stanley, K., & Ammerman, A. Assessing Preliminary Impact of the North Carolina Community Transformation Grant Project Farmers’ Market Initiatives Among Rural Residents. Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior, 2016; 48(5), 343-349.

Kline, S.K., Joyner, L.E., Kirchoff, J.F., Crawford, A., Pitts, S.J., Wall-Bassett, E., Gurganus, C., & Dunning, R. Gaps and barriers along the North Carolina agri-food value chain. British Food Journal, 2016; 1189(2), 301–317.

Lillehoj, C., Daniel-Ulloa, J., & Nothwehr, F. Prevalence Of Physical Activity Policies And Environmental Strategies in Communities and Worksites: The Iowa Community Transformation Grant. Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine, 2016; 58(1), e1-e5.

Moran A., Krepp E.M., Johnson C.C., & Lederer A. An Intervention to Increase Availability of Healthy Foods and Beverages in New York City Hospitals: The Healthy Hospital Food Initiative, 2010–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2016; 13, 150541.

Oladimeji, A., Ottenbacher, A., Martin, M., Harrison, R., James, T., Martin, E., & Cardarelli, K. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: an Assessment and Analysis of the Awareness and Perceptions of Public Health Workers Implementing a Statewide Community Transformation Grant in Texas. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2016; 3(1), 45-54.

Ruff, R.R., Akhund, A., & Adjoian, T. Small Convenience Stores and the Local Food Environment: An Analysis of Resident Shopping Behavior Using Multilevel Modeling. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2016; 30(3), 172-180.

Schmidt, L., Reidmohr, A., Helgerson, S., & Harwell, T. Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Smoke-Free Policy Support Among Public Housing Authority Residents In Rural And Tribal Settings. Journal of Community Health, 2016.

Tran, M.K., Krueger, P.M., McCormick, E., Davidson, A., & Main, D.S. Body Mass Transitions Through Childhood and Early Adolescence: A Multistate Life Table Approach. Journal of Epidemiology, 2016; 183 (7), 643-649.

Woodruff, R., Coleman, A., Hermstad, A., Honeycutt, S., Munoz, J., Loh, L., & Kegler, M. Increasing Community Access to Fresh Fruits And Vegetables: A Case Study of the Farm Fresh Market Pilot Program in Cobb County, Georgia, 2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2016; 13.


Barragan, N., Chang, M., Felderman, J., Readhead, H., & Kuo, T. A Case Study of a Hepatitis B Screening and Blood Pressure Assessment Program in Los Angeles County, 2012-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.

Carter-Edwards, L., Lowe-Wilson, A., Mouw, M.S., Jeon, J.Y., Baber, C.R., Vu, M.B., & Bethell, M. Community Member and Stakeholder Perspectives on a Healthy Environment Initiative in North Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.

Cook, N., Hollar, L., Isaac, E., Paul, L., Amofah, A., & Shi, L. Patient Experience in Health Center Medical Homes. Journal of Community Health, 2015; 40(6), 1155–1164.

Cook, N., Hollar, T.L., Zunker, C., Peterson, M., Phillips, T., & De Lucca, M. Supporting Medical Home Transformation Through Evaluation of Patient Experience in a Large Culturally Diverse Primary Care Safety Net. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2015; 22, 265-274.

Farley, S.M., Waddell, E.N., Coady, M.H., Grimshaw, V., Wright, D.A., Mandel-Ricci, J., & Kansagra, S.M. Correlates of Smoke-Free Housing Policies and Interest in Implementing Policies among Multiunit Housing Owners in New York City. Journal of Urban Health, 2015; 92(2), 291-303.

Gase, L. N., Barragan, N. C., Simon, P. A., Jackson, R. J., & Kuo, T. Public awareness of and support for infrastructure changes designed to increase walking and biking in Los Angeles County. Preventive Medicine, 2015; 72, 70-75.

Gase, L. N., Barragan, N. C., Robles, B., Leighs, M., & Kuo, T. A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Choose Less, Weigh Less Portion Size Health Marketing Campaign in Los Angeles County. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2014; 29(6), e214-e224.

Gase, L. N., Kaur, M., Dunning, L., Montes, C., & Kuo, T. What menu changes do restaurants make after joining a voluntary restaurant recognition program? Appetite, 2015; 89, 131-135.

Jilcott Pitts, S. B., Acheson, M. L. M., Ward, R. K., Wu, Q., McGuirt, J. T., Bullock, S. L., & Ammerman, A. S. Disparities in healthy food zoning, farmers’ market availability, and fruit and vegetable consumption among North Carolina residents. Archives of Public Health, 2015; 73(1), 35.

Lillehoj, C., Nothwehr, F., Shipley, K., & Voss, C. Vending Assessment and Program Implementation in Four Iowa Worksites. Health Promotion Practice, 2015; 16(6), 814-825.

Stein, A., Baker, L., Agans, R., Xue, W., Collins, N., & Suttie, J. The Experience With Smoke-Free Policies in Affordable Multiunit Housing in North Carolina: A Statewide Survey. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2015; 30(5), 382-389.

Stein, A., Baldyga, W., Hilgendorf, A., Walker, J.G., Hewson, D., Rhew, L., & Uskali, A. Challenges in Promoting Joint Use Agreements: Experiences From Community Transformation Grant Awardees in North Carolina, Illinois, and Wisconsin, 2011-2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.

Stein, A., Suttie, J., Baker, L., Agans, R., Xue, W., & Bowling, M. Predictors of Smoke-Free Policies in Affordable Multiunit Housing, North Carolina, 2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.

Walkinshaw, L. P., Mason, C., Allen, C. L., Vu, T., Nandi, P., Santiago, P. M., & Hannon, P. A. Process Evaluation of a Regional Public Health Model toReduce Chronic Disease Through Policy and Systems Changes, Washington State, 2010–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2015; 12.


Arcaya, M., Reardon, T., Vogel, J., Andrews, B. K., Li, W., & Land, T. Tailoring community-based wellness initiatives with latent class analysis — Massachusetts Community Transformation Grant projects. [PDF-761KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, e21.

Bohn, C., Haskins, D. D., Loo, R. K., & Ahrendt, L. J. Evaluation of the South Dakota fitCare child care provider training program targeting nutrition and physical activity. South Dakota Medicine, 2014.

Burdette, L.K., Rowe, G.C., Johansen, L., Kerkvliet, J.L., Nagelhout, E., Lewis, K., & Fahrenwald, N.L. A Statewide Assessment of Smoke-Free Policy in Multiunit Housing Settings. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2014; 16(12), 1593-1598.

Cook, N. J., Hollar, L., Chavez, C., Quinn, D. L., Phillips, T., DeLucca, M., & Corrales, L. Support for Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Policies Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse, Low-Income Seniors in South Florida. Journal of Cross-Cultural Geronotology, 2014; 29, 405-415.

Fisher, K., & Teutsch, S. Safe Summer parks programs reduce violence and improve health in Los Angeles County. [PDF-439KB] American Academy of Sciences, 2014; Retrieved September 21, 2016.

Gase, L., Dunning, L., Kuo, T., Simon, P., & Fielding, J. E. Restaurant owners’ perspectives on a voluntary program to recognize restaurants for offering reduced-size portions, Los Angeles County, 2012. [PDF-373KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014; 11, e44.

Kanters, M. A., Bocarro, J.N., Moore, R., Floyd, M. F., & Carlton, T. A. Afterschool shared use of public school facilities for physical activity in North Carolina. Preventive Med, 2014; 69, s44-s48.

Ma, G., Shive, S., Zhang, Y., Aquilante, J. L., Tan, Y., Zhao, M., & Zeng, Q. Knowledge, perceptions, and behaviors related to salt use among Chinese take-out restaurant owners and chefs in Philadelphia. Health Promotion Practice, 2014; 15(5), 638-645.

Rosenberg, J. D., Truong, N. L., Russell, T., Abdul-Haqq, D., Gipson, J. A., & Hickson, D. A. Farmers’ Perceptions of Local Food Procurement. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014.

Ruff, R. R., Akhund, A., Adjoian, T., & Kansagra, S. M. Calorie intake, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, and obesity among New York City adults: findings from a 2013 population study using dietary recalls. Journal of Community Health, 2014; 39(6), 1117-1123.

Sebek, K., Jacobson, L., Wang, J., Newton-Dame, R., & Singer, J. Assessing capacity and disease burden in a virtual network of New York City primary care providers following Hurricane Sandy. Journal of Urban Health, 2014; 91(4), 615-622

Sebek, K., Virkud, A., Singer, J., Pulgarin, C., Schreibstein, L., & Wang, J. Preliminary evaluation of a comprehensive provider feedback report. The Journal of Medical Practice Management, 2014; 29, 397-405.

Shah, S., Russo, E., Earl, T., & Kuo, T. Measuring and Monitoring Progress Toward Health Equity: Local Challenges for Public Health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2014.

Shell, D., Harris, V. W., Barra, S., Penniston, E., & Norris, J. Transforming communities to support health: Highlights from Maryland’s Community Transformation Grant. Maryland Medicine, 2014; 14, 19–21.


Ballor, D. L., Henson, H., & MacGuire, K. Support for No-Smoking Policies Among Residents of Public Multiunit Housing Differs by Smoking Status. Journal of Community Health, 2013; 38, 1074–1080.

Mayo, M. L., Pitts, S. B.J., & Chriqui, J. F. Associations between county and municipality zoning ordinances and access to fruit and vegetable outlets in rural North Carolina, 2012. [PDF-442KB] Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013; 10, e203.


Khan, F. Combating obesity through the built environment: Is there a clear path to success? The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2011; 39, 387–393.