Affordable Care Act Funds Support Healthier Communities

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently rolled out its Community Transformation Grants program under the Affordable Care Act, geared towards fighting chronic disease and creating healthier communities. The five year grants will be used to address the “root causes” of chronic diseases through creating tobacco-free living, supporting active lifestyles and healthy eating, and reducing health disparities. 35 of the grantees will receive funding to implement intervention programs, and 26 grantees will receiving funding to build sustainable community prevention efforts.

Read more about the grants here.

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