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Past REACH Programs

The REACH program has funded governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations, including state and local health departments, American Indian Tribes/Tribal Organizations, universities, and community-based organizations. Awardees used these funds to build strong partnerships to guide and support the program’s work.

The following past REACH programs planned and carried out local, culturally appropriate programs to address a wide range of health issues.

REACH 2014

Program Description
Funded awardees to develop interventions focused on poor nutrition, physical inactivity, tobacco use and exposure, and access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities. The program used evidence- and practice-based strategies and tailored community-based and participatory approaches to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnic communities.

Fiscal Years: 2014-2018

Number of Awards: 49

For more information on the awardees, view the REACH 2014 page.

For more information on this program, view the original funding opportunity.


REACH Demonstration Projects

Program Description
Funded awardees to develop and implement strategies that reduce obesity and hypertension in populations experiencing health disparities. Activities included conducting assessments of current initiatives in communities, identifying and designing successful long-term programs and initiatives to reduce health disparities, and working with communities to identify ways to improve and prevent obesity and high blood pressure.

Fiscal Years: 2012–2014

Number of Awards: 2

For more information on this program, view the original funding opportunity.

REACH National Networks Program

Program Description
Focused on changes in weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and emotional well-being and overall mental health. Awardees addressed disparities in heart disease, diabetes, infant mortality, and asthma. Awardee activities included funding up to 15 local partners or community-based organizations to reduce health disparities, documenting community changes and evaluating intervention programs, and disseminating proven and innovative programs and successes to expand the evidence base.

Fiscal Years: 2012–2013

Number of Awards: 6

For more information on this program, view the original funding opportunity.

REACH CORE

Program Description
Funded communities to organize, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions that eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in chronic diseases. The program also supported the transition of communities from the analysis of intervention results to the use of these results in eliminating health disparities.

Fiscal Years: 2010–2011

Number of Awards: 10

REACH Minority – Serving National Organizations

Program Description
Enabled national organizations to share evidence- and practice-based programs related to specific health disparities with their local affiliates and chapters.

Fiscal Years: 2009–2013

Number of Awards: 6

REACH U.S.

Program Description
Funded 18 Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities and 22 Action Communities and used community-oriented participatory approaches to address racial and ethnic health disparities in one or more of seven designated areas.

Fiscal Years: 2007–2012

Number of Awards: 40

REACH 2010

Program Description
Supported projects focused on a coalition-based approach for racial and ethnic minorities in six health priority areas: cardiovascular disease (CVD), immunizations, breast and cervical cancer screening and management, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and infant mortality

Fiscal Years: 1999–2006

Number of Awards: 40

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