The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today grants to 61 states and communities with over 120 million residents to fight chronic disease, which is the leading cause of death in Americans. Created by the Affordable Care Act, Community Transformation Grants help states and communities tackle the root causes of chronic disease such as smoking, poor diet and lack of physical activity. Grantees will use these funds, which total more than $103 million, to transform where their residents live, work, play, and go to school so that they can lead healthier, more productive lives.
Here’s the California-specific fact sheet on the effort.
Grants awarded today included implementation awards to California county agencies like the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency ($3,053,793), San Francisco Department of Public Health ($815,358), and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health ($9,848,011), as well as the Public Health Institute to serve other parts of the state of California ($5,926,365).
Capacity-building awards also went to California entities, including the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency ($293,899); Fresno County Department of Public Health ($499,695); County of Kern Public Health Services Department ($416,577), Ventura County Public Health ($481,036), and the Sierra Health Foundation ($499,229) and Toiyabe Indian Health Project ($500,000).