Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) 20th Anniversary
In 2019, the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program celebrated it 20th anniversary. REACH is one of the only CDC programs that focuses on reducing chronic disease for specific racial and ethnic groups in urban, rural, and tribal communities with high disease burden.
REACH addresses racial and ethnic disparities in health by partnering with the most affected communities to prevent chronic disease and improve health. REACH has worked with more than 180 communities to create environments that make healthy choices easier. Read about its ongoing impact.
REACH communities demonstrate that locally-based and culturally-tailored solutions can be effective in addressing gaps in health by race and ethnicity. These communities report decreases in smoking, reductions in obesity, increases in fruit and vegetable consumption, and improvements in healthy behaviors.