REACH 2014

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.

Download the REACH 2014 Awardee Spotlight pdf icon[PDF-588KB] [PDF-588KB]

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.


Learn more about REACH 2014 awardees.

Basic Implementation

REACH 2014 Basic Implementation Awardees
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

Comprehensive Implementation

REACH 2014 Comprehensive Implementation Awardees
State Locality Awardee Award Amount
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
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