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CDC Awards $212 Million in Chronic Disease Prevention Grants

All 50 states and some large cities are benefiting from these grants, announced Sept. 25.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced CDC has awarded nearly $212 million in grant awards to all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. They are funded in part by the Affordable Care Act, address the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, and will help to lower U.S. health care costs.

HHS announced that 193 awards are being made to states; large and small cities; counties, tribes, and tribal organizations; and national and community organizations, with a special focus on populations hardest hit by chronic diseases. CDC is administering the grants.

"These grants will empower our partners to provide the tools that Americans need to help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes," Burwell said. "Today's news is important progress in our work to transition from a health care system focused on treating the sick to one that also helps keep people well throughout their lives."

"Tobacco use, high blood pressure, and obesity are leading preventable causes of death in the United States," said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH. "These grants will enable state and local health departments, national and community organizations, and other partners from all sectors of society to help us prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other leading chronic diseases, and help Americans to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives."

A state-by-state lists of funding awards is available at http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/2014-foa-awards.htm.

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