REACH uses evidence-based strategies to create healthier communities for populations experiencing chronic disease health disparities.
REACH is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. REACH 2014, a 3-year initiative, will build on a body of knowledge developed through previous REACH programs. It will also strengthen capacity and implement evidence- and practice-based strategies in racial and ethnic communities.
Download the REACH 2017 factsheet pdf icon[PDF-2.58MB] to learn more about the program.
Download the REACH map pdf icon[PDF-443K] to learn more about DCH investments.
In FY 2017, CDC awarded $23.2 million to support 49 REACH awardees, including:
- 20 Basic Implementation awardees that will address at least one chronic disease risk factor in the proposed target populations.
- 29 Comprehensive Implementation awardees that will address at least two chronic disease risk factors in the proposed target populations.
Read success stories by state and the original funding opportunity announcementexternal icon for REACH 2014.
REACH Community Health Efforts
REACH awardees use tailored community-based and participatory approaches to identify, develop, and disseminate effective strategies for addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. Awardees will implement strategies that address the following risk factors:
- Tobacco use and exposure.
- Physical inactivity.
- Poor nutrition.
- Lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and disease management opportunities.
Examples of community strategies include:
- Protecting people from secondhand smoke exposure and giving low-income smokers access to reduced-cost, evidence-based cessation treatments.
- Encouraging healthy eating and working with partners to improve the affordability of healthy foods and beverages in organizational or institutional settings.
- Increasing physical activity opportunities by working with partners to decrease out-of-pocket costs for using community recreation facilities.
- Increasing the number of multidisciplinary health care teams that help patients manage chronic disease and training teams in cultural competency.
|State||Locality||Awardee||Award Amount (FY14)|
|California||Stockton County||California Center for Public Health Advocacy||$484,389|
|Alameda County||Mandela Marketplace, Inc.||$500,000|
|City of San Diego||Operation Samahan, Inc.||$464,000|
|City of San Diego||Project Concern International (PCI)||$500,000|
|City of San Diego (Southeast)||The Regents of the University of California, University of California-San Diego||$369,712|
|Inyo and Mono Counties||Toiyabe Indian Health Project||$500,000|
|City of Pasadena (Northwest Areas)||City of Pasadena||$500,000|
|Colorado||City of Denver (Montbello and Northeast Park Hill Areas)||The Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities||$484,635|
|City of Denver||Colorado Black Health Collaborative, Inc.||$455,239|
|District of Columbia||Washington||Leadership Council for Healthy Communities||$499,753|
|Prince George County (Langley Park)||The George Washington University||$500,000|
|Hawaii||Kalihi Valley of Honolulu County||Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services||$400,580|
|Maine||Androscoggin County (Cities of Lewiston and Auburn)||Central Maine Community Health Corp.||$313,469|
|Massachusetts||Brockton and Stoughton Counties||Old Colony Y||$400,316|
|Mississippi||Mississippi Delta (Leflore, Holmes, and Tallahatchie Counties)||Greenwood Leflore Hospital||$313,107|
|Nebraska||Douglas County||Creighton University||$492,926|
|Ohio||Cuyahoga County||Asian Services In Action, Inc.||$422,123|
|Pennsylvania||City of Philadelphia||Temple University||$465,876|
|Tennessee||City of Nashville (Northeast and North Areas)||Meharry Medical College||$451,430|
|Virginia||City of Richmond||The Balm In Gilead, Inc.||$500,000|
|Alabama||Jefferson County||The University of Alabama at Birmingham||$943,212|
|Central Alabama’s River Region (Montgomery, Lowndes, and Macon Counties)||Montgomery Area Community Wellness Coalition||$909,455|
|Arkansas||Benton and Washington Counties||University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences||$999,882|
|California||Los Angeles County (Bell, Commerce, East Los Angeles, Maywood, Montebello, Pico Rivera, and West Whittier-Los Nietos)||AltaMed Health Services Corporation||$997,952|
|Orange County||Boat People SOS-California||$700,000|
|Los Angeles County (South Los Angeles)||Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment||$1,000,000|
|San Diego County (Chula Vista)||Community Health Improvement Partners||$685,982|
|San Joaquin County (Northern, Central and Southern Areas)||Public Health Institute||$977,400|
|City of Los Angeles||Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles||$1,000,000|
|San Francisco County||San Francisco Department of Public Health||$799,159|
|Georgia||DeKalb County||DeKalb County Board of Health||$928,453|
|City of Atlanta||Morehouse School of Medicine||$999,214|
|Hawaii||U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands||University of Hawaii||$1,000,000|
|Idaho||Benewah, Kootenai, and Washington Counties||Benewah Medical & Wellness Center||$671,336|
|Kansas||Wyandotte County (Eastern Section of Kansas City)||University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.||$723,299|
|Massachusetts||City of Boston (Roxbury and North Dorchester Neighborhoods)||Boston Public Health Commission||$966,385|
|Navajo Nation||Partners In Health||$994,284|
|Michigan||Kent County (City of Grand Rapids)||Kent County Health Department||$726,611|
|The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe||Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.||$994,621|
|Oakland County (City of Pontiac)||Oakland University||$650,748|
|Minnesota||City of Minneapolis (North)||Asian Media Access||$500,000|
|New Mexico||Bernalillo County (Urban and Rural South Valley)||Presbyterian Healthcare Services||$981,022|
|New York||South Bronx (Highbridge and Morrisania Neighborhoods)||Bronx Community Health Network, Inc.||$326,234|
|New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area||New York University School Of Medicine||$1,000,000|
|South Bronx||The Institute for Family Health||$999,985|
|North Carolina||Cabarrus County (Cities of Concord and Kannapolis)||Public Health Authority of Cabarrus County||$836,147|
|Ohio||Cuyahoga County (East Cleveland)||Cuyahoga County District Board of Health||$997,350|
|City of Cleveland||YMCA of Greater Cleveland||$986,270|
|Oregon||Multnomah County||Multnomah County Health Department||$986,196|