Communities Putting Prevention to Work
Posted by on March 29, 2010
Community Putting Prevention to Work Grant Opportunity
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided $650 million for a Prevention and Wellness Fund to implement proven prevention and wellness strategies to create a healthier nation. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a new initiative – Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW)– to reduce risk factors for chronic disease and promote wellness in both children and adults. CPPW will expand the use of evidence-based strategies and programs, mobilize local resources at the national and community levels, and strengthen the capacity of states. The initiative has a strong emphasis on policy and environmental change at both the state and local levels and will: increase levels of physical activity; improve nutrition; decrease obesity rates; and decrease smoking prevalence, teen smoking initiation, and exposure to second-hand smoke. The application deadline is April 19, 2010. To learn more about the Communities Putting Prevention to Work — Leveraging National Organizations program please visit the HHS website.
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