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2003 Cooperative Agreements

On September 18, 2003, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced 12 cooperative agreements totaling $13.7 million to promote community initiatives to promote better health and prevent disease. The grants were funded under HHS' Steps to a HealthierUS program, which aims to help Americans live longer, better, and healthier lives by reducing the burden of diabetes, overweight, obesity and asthma and addressing three related risk factors -- physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use.

The grants will help to implement community action plans targeting border populations, Hispanics and Latinos, Native Americans, African-Americans, Asians, immigrants, low-income populations, the disabled, youth, senior citizens, uninsured and underinsured people and people at high risk. Recipients of the grants reach 23 communities, including one tribal consortium, 15 small cities or rural communities and seven large cities.

Information related to the 2003 grant application process (historical):

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