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-2.58MB] to learn more about the program.
Download the REACH map [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.
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|
- Page last reviewed: November 30, 2017
- Page last updated: November 30, 2017
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