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Affordable Care Act Grants To Help Create Healthier Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of an estimated $900 million in funding for Community Transformation Grants.

Created by the Affordable Care Act, the purpose of this program is to create healthier communities. 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 by building capacity to implement broad evidence and practice-based policy, environmental, programmatic and infrastructure changes, as appropriate, in large counties, and in states, tribes and territories, including rural and frontier areas. … Back to Article

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