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High Obesity Program

CDC funds 15 land grant universities to work with community extension services to increase access to healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties that have more than 40% of adults with obesity.

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Learn more about the past High Obesity Program.

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List of High Obesity Program recipients by state, includes counties and fiscal year 2018 funding amounts.
State Recipient Counties Working In FY2018 Funding Amount Profiles
Alabama Auburn University (Auburn) Escambia, Monroe, Barbour, Bullock, Conecuh, Macon, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox $1,092,000 Profile
Arkansas University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) Chicot, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, St. Francis $760,804 Profile
Georgia University of Georgia (Athens) Calhoun, Clay, Dooly, Stewart, Taliaferro $905,777 Profile
Kentucky University of Kentucky (Lexington) Martin $500,000 Profile
Louisiana Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Claiborne, Madison, Tensas, East Carroll, Morehouse, St. Helena, Assumption $1,033,822 Profile
Mississippi Mississippi State University Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington  $1,091,568 Profile
North Dakota North Dakota State University (Fargo) Sioux, Rolette $568,750 Profile
Oklahoma Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Adair, Muskogee $464,730 Profile
South Carolina Clemson University (Clemson) Lee, Hampton, Marion $836,418 Profile
South Dakota South Dakota State University (Brookings) Buffalo, Ziebach $500,057 Profile
Tennessee The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Hardeman $500,335 Profile
Texas Texas A&M (College Station) Hudspeth, Maverick, Starr, Webb $1,036,246 Profile
Virginia Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg) Petersburg $500,000 Profile
West Virginia West Virginia University (Morgantown) Clay, McDowell $551,262 Profile
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin (Madison) Menominee $531,874 Profile

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