State and Local Programs
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.
Data on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding.
Improve overall health, quality or life, and reduce health costs
Implementing evidence-based strategies
Access to healthier foods and places for physical activity
Local, culturally appropriate programs to address health issues
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.
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.
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.
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 persons who are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, American Indian, or natives of Hawaii, other Pacific Islands, and Alaska.
CDC’s CORD Project works with healthcare and community partners to improve obesity screening and counseling services among low-income children and their families, and, when appropriate, refer them to community-based healthy weight programs.
Strategies that support healthy eating, physical activity, and breastfeeding in child care, health care, school, worksite, and community-wide settings.
Scientific reports, articles, guidelines, training, and tools by topic.
Resources to assist public health practitioners with a systematic approach to program planning using a health equity lens.
These highlights focus on grantees’ efforts to implement strategies that encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and breastfeeding.