The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that local communities and tribal governments may apply for $373 million in cooperative agreements for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative, shepherded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This initiative will make disease prevention and health promotion top priorities in states and communities across the country,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Grant recipients will receive funding for two years to change health-related systems and environments, such as implementing bans on indoor smoking. Evidence-based prevention programs for youths and adults will be funded.
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Application deadline is December 1, 2009.