REACH 2018

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CDC funds 40 recipients to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease, such as hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The recipients work through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors, including tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. The total includes 5 new recipients added in September 2020 and 4 new recipients starting in September 2021.

View information about current REACH recipients and learn more about the past REACH programs. View the original REACH 2018 funding opportunity announcement and review Frequently Asked Questions about the notice of funding opportunity.

CDC is prioritizing increasing flu vaccination among racial and ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected by both influenza and COVID-19. Thirty-one REACH recipients received additional funding to educate and empower trusted voices and build partnerships between vaccination providers and the communities they serve in order to improve flu vaccination coverage for priority populations. Funding was provided by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program Recipients (FY2022)

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List of REACH 2018 program recipients by state, including counties/cities and fiscal year 2022 funding amounts.
State Recipient FY2022 Funding Amount Counties/Cities Working In Profiles
Alabama Montgomery Area Community Wellness Coalition† (Montgomery) $783,956 Central Alabama’s River Region (Lowndes, Macon, and Montgomery Counties) Profile
Alaska Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium† $781,777 Tribal Health Organizations Profile
Arizona Pima County Health Department† (Tucson) $708,688 Pima County Profile
Arkansas University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences† (Little Rock) $792,000 Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington Counties Profile
California California Department of Public Health† (Sacramento) $692,000 Madera and Merced Counties Profile
County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Services† (San Diego) $747,000 Central San Diego County Profile
Public Health Advocates (Stockton)† $772,999 Stockton Profile
Connecticut City of Hartford† $792,000 North Hartford Profile
Southern Connecticut State University† (New Haven) $719,363 New Haven Profile
District of Columbia Leadership Council for Healthy Communities, Inc.† $661,481 Washington, DC Profile
Florida City of Miami Gardens† $499,491 Miami Gardens Profile
Georgia DeKalb County Board of Health† (Decatur) $325,206 DeKalb County Profile
Houston County Board of Health/North Central Health District† (Macon) $392,378 Hancock County Profile
Young Men’s Christian Association of Coastal Georgia, Inc.† (Savannah) $685,344 Chatham County Profile
Hawaii University of Hawaii $594,000 U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands Profile
Indiana Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County† (Indianapolis) $618,009 Marion County Profile
Maine Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness† $550,000 Wabanaki Communities Profile
Massachusetts City of Worcester, Massachusetts† $780,649 Worcester Profile
Lowell Community Health Center† $665,000 Lowell, MA Profile
Partners In Health (Boston)† $775,149 Navajo Nation (crossing NM, UT, AZ) Profile
Michigan Eastern Michigan University† (Ypsilanti) $579,307 Wayne and Kent Counties Profile
Greater Flint Health Coalition, Inc.† $550,000 Genesee County Profile
National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc.† (Ann Arbor) $697,140 Wayne County Profile
Minnesota City of Minneapolis† $550,000 Minneapolis Profile
Mississippi Mississippi Public Health Institute† (Ridgeland) $693,862 Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties Profile
Nebraska Health Partners Initiative DBA Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln† $619,996 Lincoln and Lancaster County Profile
Nevada Southern Nevada Health District† (Las Vegas) $791,860 Clark County Profile
New Mexico Presbyterian Healthcare Services† (Albuquerque) $759,168 Bernalillo County Profile
New York Cicatelli Associates, Inc.† (New York City) $789,666 Buffalo Profile
The Institute for Family Health† (New York City) $642,000 Bronx County Profile
North Carolina RAO Community Health† (Huntersville) $792,000 Anson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties Profile
Ohio Cuyahoga County District Board of Health (Parma)† $642,000 Cuyahoga County Profile
Oregon Multnomah County Health Department† (Portland) $792,000 Multnomah County Profile
Pennsylvania Allegheny County† (Pittsburgh) $659,563 Allegheny County Profile
Geisinger Clinic† $450,000 Scranton Profile
Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center† (Hershey) $731,327 Lebanon and Redding Profile
Texas American Heart Association† (Dallas) $775,317 El Paso County Profile
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District† $792,000 San Antonio Profile
Faith Formula Human Services $469,550 Dallas County, TX Profile
Washington Public Health Seattle & King County† $752,000 Seattle-King County Profile

† Received fiscal year 2022 supplemental funding for COVID-19/flu vaccine activities. Average award amount was $408,838.

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