Monday, February 8, 2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $119 million to states and U.S. territories to support public health efforts to reduce obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking-the four most important actions for combating chronic diseases and promoting health. This money supports the one of several components in the Department's comprehensive prevention and wellness initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, which is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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  1. Danalexa said...
    This is exciting news. First, these funds would probably not have been designated for policy-oriented work had it not been for the documents available regarding the work currently underway. Second, execution of a great ground game in terms of educating congressional staff AND state/local officials about the central role of prevention in health reform & the payoff in reduced illness/expense. Finally, let's hear it for technology that kept all in the loop and able to respond quickly to developments. But as you all know....this was the easy part. Let's get busy doing work in a manner that makes it possible to build an evidence-base for future work.

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