NRC Programs and Projects
Community Transformation Grants (CTG)
The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) is a nationwide initiative sponsored and funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that supports communities across the country in reducing health disparities through the implementation of select strategies that achieve population-level, jurisdiction-wide impact. By promoting healthy lifestyles, particularly among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease; these grants improve the quality of health, reduce health disparities, and control healthcare spending. The NRC was one of 3 national networks to receive a 5–year Acceleration Award through this grant to support the implementation of a full range of system, environmental, and infrastructure strategies in the areas of tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, clinical and other preventive services. The NRC’s CTG program supports, disseminates, and amplifies the evidence-based strategies for health improvement in African-American/ Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. Through a competitive application process, the NRC distributes funds to successful applicants. The NRC is not currently accepting applications.
Similar to the CTG program, the REACH 2012 program is also a nationally focused initiative funded by the CDC to support the implementation of evidenced-based interventions to reduce or eliminate chronic disease health disparities using strategies defined by the following outcome measures: proper nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco use. In September 2012, the NRC was one of six (6) national networks awarded a 5- year grant, which the NRC distributes through a competitive application process to 15 community-based organizations engaged in developing culturally appropriate strategies to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in communities of color. The NRC is currently not accepting applications for this program.