REACH Chula Vista
Improving Access to Healthy Foods, Increasing Opportunities for Physical Activity
The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control healthcare spending. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) administer the grants, which will run for three years, subject to availability of funds. This project supports effective implementation of existing policy, systems, and environmental improvements, and offers opportunities for the western Chula Vista community to take comprehensive action to address risk factors contributing the most common and debilitating chronic conditions including poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Project activities focus on improving access to healthy foods and beverages and opportunities for physical activity.
The REACH Chula Vista project has engaged numerous community partners across several sectors such as government, healthcare, education and early care to ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach that will yield the best results.