REACH – Driving Better Health and Lower Costs

Since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH program has invested in evidence based programs that close gaps in health outcomes for racial and ethnic groups. REACH funds evidence-based and communitydriven prevention efforts that put a stop to expensive and burdensome conditions. As the nation tackles how to control health care costs, REACH grantees are working to save money in communities across the country by tackling the upstream influences of health outcomes.
REACH grants are competitively awarded to community organizations and local governments that understand the importance of local and tailored approaches to reducing chronic illnesses and encouraging healthy lifestyles.