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Community Transformation Grant Funding Announcement

Tuesday, May 17, 2011  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday the opportunity to apply for Community Transformation Grants (CTGs).

As noted on the CDC's website, $102 million is available to help local governments, states, tribes, territories, state and local nonprofit organizations build healthier communities. (The CDC intends to release another Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the near future for national nonprofit organizations.) The grants announced last Friday will be used for building capacity to implement broad evidence- and practice-based policy, environmental, and systems change and for implementing these types of interventions in five priority areas: reducing tobacco use, promoting active living and healthy eating, reducing high blood pressure and high cholesterol, promoting emotional well-being and overall mental health, and promoting healthy and safe physical environments. The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming. It occurs to us that many of those whom we've assisted over the years would be logical candidates for these grants, and we wanted to make sure that you knew of this opportunity.

If your organization decides to apply, please consider including the Public Health Law Center as a possible grant partner to assist you in developing effective public health policies that are legally sound and enforceable. The Public Health Law Center is one of America's leading centers of expertise in public health law and policy, and has a depth of experience across the issues the new grants will address. In addition to coordinating the activities of the new Public Health Law Network, which provides supporton a wide range of public health lawtopics, we're the home of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, America's legal network for tobacco control policy, recognized by the CDC as a key provider of legal technical assistance in tobacco control. Whatever we work on, we pride ourselves on being good partners – approachable, collaborative, and determined to help you reach your goals. A brochure about our work is available on our website, along with more than 150 publications on tobacco control, healthy eating, active living, policymaking, and wide a variety of other public health topics.

You can contact us at or 651-290-7506. We'd be happy to explore ways we could work together to help reduce risk factors, prevent chronic disease, and promote community wellness.

Source: Doug Blanke, Director, Public Health Law Center, Executive Director, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

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