Funding Awarded to REACH for FY2020

We have great news to report – for the FY2020 appropriations agreement with the Senate and House, REACH has been funded for $59,950,000. You can read about REACH funding here on page 30. As you may recall, in October, our NRC members and partners signed on to a letter to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking […]

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Apply for the 2020 REACH Lark Award

The REACH Lark Award honors extraordinary individuals, organizations, or community coalitions associated with the REACH program for advancing the science and practice of improving health equity to eliminate health disparities at the national, state, or local levels. Call for applications went out in December. This award is in honor of Lark Galloway-Gilliam—the founding executive director […]

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National Day of Racial Healing – Tuesday, January 21st

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is sponsoring the National Day of Racial Healing on January 21st. The Kellogg Foundation will mark the day with a three-hour livestream event on their YouTube channel from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Death Among Native Americans over 45

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Native Americans over the age of 45. The National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service can provide clear and reliable information on cancer topics in English and Spanish.

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REACH Funding Needs to be Secured in the Senate for Fiscal Year 2020!

Earlier this year there was a movement by multiple organizations asking the House and the Senate for adequate funding for the REACH program in Fiscal Year 2020. Almost 200 organizations signed on to a letter requesting this funding. Organizations did visits to Capitol Hill and submitted formal appropriations requests for REACH funding. Our efforts were successful […]

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Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) Introduces H.Res. 570, Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the REACH Program

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced H.Res. 570, a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. H.Res. 570 recognizes REACH’s 20th anniversary and urges federal agencies to build upon the community driven work REACH grantees have accomplished. Click here for full press release.

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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hispanics in the United States are more likely to develop chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Engaging in physical activity can help to prevent, reduce or delay the occurrence of these diseases. Click here for more information.

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Trust For America’s Health releases 16th annual State of Obesity: U.S. Obesity Rates Reach Historic Highs – Racial, Ethnic, Gender and Geographic Disparities Continue to Persist

Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) 16th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report was released today and unfortunately, obesity rates are continuing to climb. TFAH believes that investing in more programs and policies will increase people’s access to healthy food choices and opportunities for physical activity; especially in communities of color. […]

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Growing Food Equity Report Released by New York City Council

On August 1, the New York City Council released a comprehensive report, Growing Food Equity in New York City, that includes a number of recommendations and proposals to help fight hunger and ensure that every New Yorker has equal access to healthy food. You can read it here. 

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National REACH Coalition Submits Comment on a Proposed New Health Literacy Definition for Healthy People 2030

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites comments on a proposed new health literacy definition for Healthy People 2030. National REACH Coalition has submitted comments and can be read here. You have until August 5, 2019 to submit comments in the Federal Register.

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