Seven Ohio state and local programs will receive part of $7.9 million in federal grants to prevent chronic disease through awards funded in part by the Affordable Care Act (Source: “Ohio to receive $7.9 million in federal grants to prevent chronic disease,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sept. 25, 2014).
The grants, which range from $450,000 for the Lima Family YMCA to a $3.5 million state grant, will be administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Grants in Ohio were awarded to:
- State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes and Heart Disease: State of Ohio -- $3,517,118
- Partnerships to Improve Community Health: Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio -- $837,389; The Lima Family YMCA -- $450,000
- Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): Asian Services in Action, of Akron -- $422,123; Cuyahoga County Board of Health -- $997,349; YMCA of Greater Cleveland -- $986,270
- State Public Health Actions: State of Ohio -- $767,986