An important message from the Health Resources and Services Administration on a funding opportunity for community programs targeting rural health disparities:
The 2012 funding opportunity announcement is now available for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grants (CTG) – Small Communities Program. CTG funds support local and state government agencies as well as community-based organizations in the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence-base of effective prevention programming.
The CTG Small Communities Program funding opportunity specifically targets communities with populations of up to 500,000 people to increase opportunities to prevent chronic diseases and promote health. CTG has the potential to address activities directed at rural health disparities. No less than 20 percent of grant funds will be directed to rural and frontier areas.
For further information and frequently asked questions about this funding opportunity, please visit the CDC Community Transformation Grant Program website: http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/
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