Calif. Programs Receive Healthy Community Grants Totaling $12.2M
Eight California programs have received grants under the Affordable Care Act to improve community health, HealthyCal reports.
The Community Transformation Grant Small Communities Program was created under the ACA in 2012. Administered through CDC, the two-year grants are intended to help prevent chronic diseases by encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The grant program has been renamed Partnerships to Improve Community Health, according to HealthyCal.
In the first round, three California programs received grants. The funding went toward tobacco cessation efforts, initiatives to encourage breastfeeding and other projects.
New Grant Recipients
Eight California organizations, programs and counties received a total of $12.2 million in funding during the second round of grants -- which were awarded in September.
The recipients include:
- Los Angeles County Office of Education, which received $3.6 million;
- Santa Clara County, which received $1.9 million;
- Fresno County Department of Public Health, which received $1.5 million;
- The Community Action Partnership of Orange County, which received $1.4 million;
- Merced County Department of Public Health, which received $1.3 million;
- Solano County Department of Public Health, which received $1.2 million;
- Toiyabe Indian Health Project, which received $673,340; and
- North Coast Opportunities, which received $472,770 (Renner, HealthyCal, 11/24).