State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program

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CDC funds 16 state recipients to implement evidence-based strategies at state and local levels to improve nutrition and physical activity.

View information about current SPAN recipients and learn more about the past State Public Health Actions program. View the original SPAN funding opportunity announcementexternal icon and review Frequently Asked Questions about the NOFO.

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Recipient Resources

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Implementation Guidance for Current Recipients

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Addendum: Communication Guidance

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Stories From the Field

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These stories focus on recipient efforts to implement strategies that encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and breastfeeding.

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SPAN Program Recipients (FY2021)

Download the FY2018 Recipients pdf icon[PDF-234KB] SPAN map to learn more about chronic disease prevention investments.

List of State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program recipients by state, and fiscal year 2021 funding amounts.
State Recipient FY2021 Funding Amount Profiles
Alaska Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (Division of Public Health/Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) $922,974 Profile
Arkansas University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences $658,162 Profile
California California Department of Public Health $923,000 Profile
Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment $683,140 Profile
Connecticut Connecticut Department of Public Health $853,934 Profile
Illinois Illinois Public Health Institute $922,990 Profile
Kentucky Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services $856,326 Profile
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Health $923,000 Profile
Missouri Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services $884,164 Profile
New York Health Research, Inc./New York State Department of Health $923,000 Profile
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services $923,000 Profile
Ohio Ohio Department of Health $923,000 Profile
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Health $923,000 Profile
Texas Texas Department of State Health Services $923,000 Profile
Utah Utah Department of Health $923,000 Profile
Washington Washington State Department of Health $923,000 Profile
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