In September 2012, Boston was awarded $4.6 million by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue work on reducing obesity and hypertension among Black and Latino residents of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, East Boston, and Hyde Park. Boston joined Los Angeles as one of two U.S. cities to receive funding through the three-year REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) grant program.
The REACH Project focuses on four main strategies to reduce inequities in obesity and hypertension:
To find out more about REACH and the work we do to build a healthier Boston, please read our newsletters below:
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