Community Health Councils was awarded two grants from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in September 2012. We are working closely with our coalitions to realize the goals of the awards to reduce chronic disease by making healthy living easier for all people, especially those most impacted by it.
United for Health
The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program supports community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Approximately $70 million was awarded under this year’s Community Transformation Grant to 40 communities to implement broad, sustainable, proven evidence-based strategies that will reduce health disparities and expand clinical and community preventive services to benefit 9.2 million Americans.
Our project, United for Health, will build upon and expand intervention strategies researched and developed by CHC and community organizations and institutions with a history of serving the project area. Nearly 65% of the $7.5 million two-year award will be used by our partners to implement the proposed project in their respective areas and provide the deepest impact in areas of greatest need.
REACH Partners in Health
Community Health Councils was one of two organizations across the country to be awarded a three-year REACH Demonstration grant. The project, Partners in Health, will develop and implement replicable and scalable systems and environmental improvements to reduce disparities in obesity rates and hypertension for African-American and Latino residents in the West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert and South Los Angeles Community Plan Areas focusing on the communities surrounding local schools and community clinics. The project is a partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the University of Southern California School of Planning and Public Policy. The project will provide over $4 million in subcontracts to our partners and local community organizations for their roles in improving the health of our communities. For more information, contact CHC Project Manager Catherine Sepulveda at email@example.com.