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 opportunityExternal.

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 opportunityExternal.

View the list of communities.

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 opportunityExternal.

View the list of communities.

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

View the list of communities.

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

View the list of communities.

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

View the list of communities.

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

View the list of communities.

Past REACH Awardees

  • Community Health Councils, Inc. (CHC)
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • Hidalgo Medical Services
  • National Council of Young Men’s Christian Association (Y-USA)
  • National REACH Coalition
  • Regents of the University of California
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Department of Environment, City and County of San Francisco
  • Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
  • Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Michigan Public Health Institute – Center for Healthy Communities
  • Asian Media Access
  • Maternal, Child, and Family Health Coalition of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Schenectady County – Public Health Services
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL)
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • National Council of La Raza, Institute for Hispanic Health
  • Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Arizona
  • Community Health Councils, Inc.
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
  • Public Health Institute
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Special Services for Groups
  • YMCA of the Santa Clara Valley
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • Khmer Health Advocates, Inc.
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • University of Hawaii
  • Wai`anae District Comprehensive Health & Hospital Board
  • City of Chicago—Lawndale
  • Southeast Chicago Development Commission
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Health Visions Midwest, Inc.
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Center for Community Health, Education & Research
  • Children’s Hospital Corporation
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc.
  • Genesee County Health Department
  • Intertribal Council of Michigan
  • Hidalgo Medical Services
  • Brownsville Action Community for Health Equity (BACHE)
  • Institute for Urban Family Health
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • YMCA of Greater Cleveland
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • To Our Children’s Future With Health, Inc.
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Seattle & King County Department of Health
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
  • Northern Arapaho Tribe
  • African American Health Coalition, Inc.: REACH African American Health Coalition
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative: REACH 2010: At the Heart of New Orleans Coalition
  • Boston Public Health Commission: Boston REACH 2010 Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition
  • Boston Public Health Commission: REACH Boston Elders 2010
  • Carolinas HealthCare System: Charlotte REACH 2010 Coalition
  • Center for Community Health, Education & Research, Inc.: Metropolitan Boston Haitian REACH 2010 HIV Coalition
  • Community Health Councils of Los Angeles: African Americans Building a Legacy of Health
  • Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness: REACH for Wellness
  • Genesee County Health Department: Genesee County REACH 2010 Team
  • Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center: Nashville Health Disparities Coalition REACH 2010 Project
  • Medical University of South Carolina: REACH 2010 Charleston and Georgetown Diabetes Coalition
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health: Seven Principles Project
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham: Alabama REACH 2010 Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition
  • University of Nevada, Reno: Healthy Hearts Project
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County: Seattle & King County REACH 2010 Coalition
  • Access Community Health Network and University of Illinois at Chicago: REACH Out
  • Chicago Department of Health: REACH 2010/Lawndale Health Promotion Project
  • Community Health & Social Services Center, Inc.: REACH Detroit Partnership
  • Florida International University: Coalition to Reduce HIV in Broward’s Minority Communities
  • Institute for Urban Family Health: Bronx Health REACH Coalition
  • Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center: Immunize LA Kids Coalition
  • Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University: Northern Manhattan Start Right Coalition
  • Missouri Coalition for Primary Care: Kansas City – Chronic Disease Coalition
  • New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition: New Hampshire REACH 2010 Initiative
  • University of Illinois at Chicago: Chicago Southeast Diabetes Community Action Coalition
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians: Cherokee Choices/REACH 2010 Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health: Oklahoma Native American REACH 2010 Project
  • Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.: Partners in Tribal Community Capacity Building (REACH 2010) Project
  • Association of American Indian Physicians: Oklahoma REACH HIV/AIDS American Indian Capacity Building
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: Choctaw Nation Core Capacity Building Program
  • Chugachmiut Native Organization: Alaska Native Cardiovascular Disease Prevention/Core Capacity Building Project
  • National Indian Council on Aging: Diabetes Educational Outreach Strategies Project
  • United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.: REACH 2010 Immunization and Infant Mortality Project
  • Lowell Community Health Center: Cambodian Community Health 2010 Program
  • Special Services for Groups, Inc.: REACH 2010/Health Access for Pacific Asian Seniors
  • University of California, San Francisco: Vietnamese REACH for Health Initiative Coalition
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center: REACH 2010 Latino Health Project
  • Hidalgo Medical Services: La Vida Program
  • Latino Education Project: REACH Latino Education Project
  • Migrant Health Promotion: REACH Promotora Community Coalition