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State Physical Activity and Nutrition

Key Points

  • CDC funds 17 states to carry out the current 5-year State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) program.
  • Recipients use proven strategies to reduce health disparities related to nutrition, physical activity, and obesity.
  • The SPAN program (CDC-RFA-DP-23-0012) runs from 2023 to 2028.
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Seventeen states receive funding to carry out CDC’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) program. SPAN's goal is to make healthy eating and active living more accessible. SPAN recipients work on evidence-based strategies for:

These strategies address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and/or obesity. Recipients will leverage state investments, partnerships, and resources to support health for all Americans. Particular focus is on people most affected by chronic diseases as well as those who need support for optimal early life growth and development.

Recipients partner with multiple sectors, such as agriculture, transportation, education, health care, parks and recreation, business, housing, and defense/military.

SPAN recipients fiscal year 2023

State Recipient FY2023 Funding Amount
Alaska Alaska Department of Health and Social Services $888,000
Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services $888,000
California California Department of Public Health $888,000
Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment $888,000
Georgia Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. $888,000
Illinois Illinois Public Health Institute $888,000
Kentucky Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services $888,000
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Health $888,000
Michigan Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources $888,000
Missouri Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services $888,000
New York New York State Department of Health/Health Research, Inc. $888,000
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services $888,000
Ohio Ohio Department of Health $888,000
Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Health $888,000
Texas Texas Department of State Health Services $888,000
Utah Utah Department of Health $888,000
Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Health Services $888,000

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