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Community Health Programs

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) supports awardees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Awardees include large and small cities and counties, tribes, tribal organizations, and national and community organizations. These awards support cross-cutting programs to prevent and control chronic diseases and improve community health. Find information below about current and past community health programs.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (1421)

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country is CDC’s largest single investment to ease health disparities that affect American Indians and Alaska Natives. Tribes and tribal organizations work on effective community-chosen and culturally adapted strategies to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for health literacy, and strengthen community-clinical links.

State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke (1422)

This program works with state and large city health departments to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce health disparities through community and health system interventions.

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

REACH is a national program administered by CDC to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. Through REACH, awardee partners plan and carry out local, culturally appropriate programs to address a wide range of health issues among African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.

Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas to Boost Prevention

This program funds land grant colleges and universities in states with counties that have more than 40% prevalence of adult obesity. The universities conduct intervention strategies in targeted counties to improve physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity, and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Sodium Reduction in Communities Program (SRCP)
SRCP grantees partner with local organizations that serve or sell food, such as schools, hospitals, and worksites, to implement sodium reduction strategies.

Past Programs

Community Health

Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
PICH is an initiative that supported implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health of communities and reduce the prevalence of chronic disease. PICH awardees implemented population-based strategies, tailored to individual community needs, across various settings to create greater access to healthier environments.

National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention
The National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention program helped national organizations and local networks promote healthy communities, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities.

Community Transformation Grants (CTG)
The CTG program helped communities design and carry out local programs that prevent chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)
The CPPW program supported 50 communities across the nation—including urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas—to tackle obesity, tobacco use and exposure.

Healthy Communities Program
The Healthy Communities Program worked through local, state, territory, and national partnerships to prevent chronic diseases and reduce health gaps.
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