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Assistance Programs for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Program accomplishments...

The Cardiovascular Health Program (CVH): CDC funded 27 States and DC in 2001. Six of the 25 States are funded for comprehensive programs and 20 States are building core capacity for cardiovascular health. State CVH programs are defining the the CVD burden within their State; developing a comprehensive CVH State State Plan with emphasis on developing heart-healthy policies, changing changing physical and social environments, and reducing disparities; and and designing population- based strategies for the primary and secondary secondary prevention of CVD and promotion of CVH. CVH plans to fund three core and two more Comprehensive programs in 2002. Arthritis. The Arthritis Program currently funds 21 States at the Establishment level. These States are further developing the public health infrastructure to address arthritis by monitoring the burden of arthritis, refining their State arthritis plans, and working with partners to increase awareness and implement programs to increase the quality of life among persons with arthritis. In addition to the activities listed under Establishment level funding, the eight programs funded at the Core level are implementing pilot programs; examples include a project to increase our knowledge of physician's roles in increasing self management and projects to increase the availability of arthritis self management and physical activity programs. In fiscal year 2002, the Arthritis Program will fund an additional 7 States at the Establishment level. The REACH 2010 Program initiated 2 program announcements in fiscal year 2001. One was for the REACH 2010 demonstration grantees to compete for implementation and evaluation phase funding. Twenty-one (then) current and former Phase I grantees were eligible to apply for funding for Phase II activities. The program announcement was PA 00121 and it was entitled: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010) Phase II. Seven of the eligible communities were awarded funding which brought the total number of communities supported by CDC to 31. Two additional communities received continuation funding for Phase II activities from the California Endowment through the CDC Foundation. The second program announcement was PA 01132 for American Indian/Alaska Native Core Capacity Building Programs. The purpose of the program is for AI/AN Communities to build core capacity and augment existing programs to reduce disparities in health outcomes for one or more of the designated health priority areas. In addition, the funding was provided to AI/AN communities that demonstrated need based on high prevalence and related morbidity and mortality and have limited infrastructure and resources to address health disparities. "Core capacity" is defined as the development of infrastructure and support strategies, including networking, partnership formation, and coalition building to raise and maintain community awareness and support, as well as national awareness of the health priority area needs of AI/AN populations. Core capacity programs include basic health promotion, disease prevention and control functions, ability to capture data, program coordination related to primary and secondary prevention, scientific capacity, training and technical assistance, and culturally competent intervention strategies for addressing the health priority area needs of AI/AN populations. Five communities were awarded approximately $1.5 million under this program announcement. The communities are: Chugachmiut, Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Assoc. of American Indian Physicians, and United South and Eastern Tribes. These grantees provide capacity building technical assistance to a broad number of tribes and tribal organizations. The estimated number of persons to be served is 2,000. The contact for this program is Chris Tullier who can be contacted at770-488-5482. The REACH 2010 web site has been