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CDC funds states, universities, and communities to advance the nation’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion efforts. This site provides information about funding and grantee programs working to increase healthy eating and active living and prevent adult and childhood obesity.

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Funding by State

The Division’s three grantee awards support states, large and small cities and counties, tribal organizations, universities, and community and healthcare organizations.

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State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program

This award funds statewide initiatives to implement evidence-based strategies at state and local levels to improve nutrition and physical activity.

A person stepping on a scale High Obesity Program

This award funds land grant universities to work with community extension services in states with counties that have more than 40% of adults with obesity.

REACH logo Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

REACH is a national program to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through local, culturally appropriate programs among African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.