NRC Programs and Projects

Community Transformation Grants (CTG)

The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) was a nationwide initiative sponsored and funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that supported 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 improved the quality of health, reduced health disparities, and controlled 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 distributed funds to successful applicants. 

2013-2014 CTG Sub-Recipients

2012-2013 CTG Sub-Recipients 

REACH 2012-2013 

Similar to the CTG program, the REACH 2012-2013 program was 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 distributed 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.

2013 REACH Sub-Recipients

REACH 2014 

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health. Through REACH 2014, CDC supported awardee partners that established community-based programs and culturally-tailored interventions serving African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders.Interventions focused on proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use and exposure, and chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities.

REACH 2014 Grantees


REACH 2018-2023 

The CDC funds 31 recipients to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease, such as hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The recipients work through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors, including tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity.

2018 REACH Grantees


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