September 27, 2011 - Fresno County Department of Public Health has been awarded a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) for Capacity Building from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The capacity building grant will provide funding for up to five years to conduct research, assessment, and planning in the areas of tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, and high impact quality clinical preventive services. The Department’s goal is to use the capacity building funding for planning over the next 12 to 15 months and to submit an implementation plan to the CDC for additional funding sometime during the second year of the project.
The Department’s CTG project called, Fresno County Health Investment Initiative, will bring together a broad array of community partners on collaborative efforts to address Fresno County’s high chronic disease rates and the related factors that increase chronic disease risks.
Specially, the initiative will investigate how tobacco use and insufficient or lack of access to healthy food and physical activity options contribute to the chronic disease burden. The primary focus will be on policy and environmental changes to transform the landscape of the world in which we live, work, and play.
2013 Fresno County Chronic Disease Community Health Needs Assessment
Fresno County Health Investment Initiative Vision Statement
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Transformation Grant