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$100 Million in Affordable Care Act Grants to Help Create Healthier U.S. Communities
June 1, 2011, 9:20 am
Filed under: News

May 13, 2011
Contact: HHS Press Office  (202) 690-6343
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today the availability of over $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic diseases – such as diabetes and heart disease. By promoting healthy lifestyles and communities, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants will help improve health, reduce health disparities, and lower health care costs.

Consistent with the law, these grants will focus on five priority areas:
1. tobacco-free living;
2. active living and healthy eating;
3. evidence-based quality clinical and other preventive services, specifically prevention and control of high blood pressure and high cholesterol;
4. social and emotional wellness, such as facilitating early identification of mental health needs and access to quality services, especially for people with chronic conditions; and
5. healthy and safe physical environments.

Applications are due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 2011, with awards expected to be announced near the end of summer. The grants are expected to run for five years, with projects expanding their scope and reach over time as resources permit.

For more information about how the Fund is helping promote prevention in every state, visit www.HealthCare.gov/news/factsheets/prevention02092011a.html.
The official funding opportunity announcement for the Community Transformation Grants can be found at www.Grants.gov by searching for CDFA 93.531.
For more information about the grants, visit www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/grants05132011a.html or www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation

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