Overview of Community Transformation Grant (CTG) for Small Communities
The CTG for Prince George's County is a two-year community-based initiative that is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The overall goal is to impact behavioral change for better health and longevity. Four strategic directions have been outlined in pursuit of this goal, namely:
- Promoting smoke-free environments,
- Encouraging proper nutrition and physical fitness,
- Emphasizing chronic disease prevention, and
- Supporting healthy infrastructure changes by improving residents' access to care
Although the CTG primarily seeks to improve the health and wellness of approximately 363,000 county residents in 12 targeted zip codes, the impact of program activities is expected to resonate throughout neighboring communities and the rest of the county. For example, CTG community outreach activities and mini-grant support for existing and innovative nutrition and physical fitness programs are extended to all areas of Prince George's County. The 12 zip codes targeted represent underserved areas where the health concerns and disparities are the greatest. The communities primarily targeted are:
|Capitol Heights (20743)||Hyattsville (20781, 20782, 20783, 20785)|
|Suitland (20746)||Port Town-Edmonston (20781)|
|Temple Hills (20748)||Port Town-Bladensburg (20710)|
|Oxon Hill (20745)||Port Town-Colmar Manor (20722)|
|Fort Washington (20744)||Port Town-Cottage City (20722)|
The Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative is the trademark or brand for Prince George's County Community Transformation Grant. It represents the same Strategic Directions developed and pursued under CTG, but branded as a Healthy Revolution for the health and wellness of Prince George's County residents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Funding for the Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiative is provided by the CDC. The Prince George's County Health Department (PGCHD) was awarded a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) for Small Communities (Grant Number 1H75DP004618-10). The purpose of the grant is to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending in small communities.