Wednesday, September 15, 2010

HHS Awards $31 Million More for Prevention and Wellness Projects

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced $31 million for awards to ten communities in eight states and one award to a state health department to support public health efforts to reduce obesity and smoking, increase physical activity and improve nutrition. ‘With Communities Putting Prevention to Work, we’re creating evidence-based models that we can replicate on a large scale to permanently reduce the chronic diseases plaguing so many of our communities.’ The awards funded by the Prevention and Public Health Fund included in the Affordable Care Act are part of the HHS Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program, a comprehensive prevention and wellness initiative administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ‘As I’ve seen throughout the year in my work with Let’s Move!, prevention works when it comes to improving the health of our families,’ said First Lady Michelle Obama. ‘These critical investments will help more communities across America tackle serious health challenges like childhood obesity...

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