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The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program is a vital part of CDC’s efforts to end racial and ethnic health gaps in the United States.

Racial and ethnic health gaps are complex. They are affected by factors related to individuals, communities, society, culture, and the environment. To address these factors, REACH partners bring together members of the community to plan and carry out many different strategies to address many different health issues.

Which populations are served by REACH?

REACH serves these racial and ethnic groups:

  • African American and Black.
  • American Indian and Alaskan Native.
  • Asian.
  • Hispanic and Latino.
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

How are REACH projects funded?

REACH gives funds to state and local health departments, tribes, universities, and community-based organizations. Awardees use these funds to build strong partnerships to guide and support the program’s work. Along with funding, CDC provides expert support to REACH awardees.

To learn more about REACH, read the fact sheet [402K–PDF].