$100 Million Funding Available

Dear Community Leaders, I’m pleased to inform you that today the availability of over $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants was announced here at HHS. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic disease, violence and injury, and improve mental health and equity. Notably, this round of funding increases the grant cycle to a five-year period, which will allow communities more time to tailor and implement strategies, engage communities and ultimately shift norms around healthy eating and physical activity. It will also engage multiple sectors, encouraging community-based organizations, local and state governments to work together to build sustainable, effective…

Statement Re: the Death of Osama Bin Ladin

“We are relieved this particular threat of terrorism has been eliminated. We hope that America, Muslim countries and peaceful nations can work hand in hand to thwart global terrorism. We applaud the president and the military for putting an end to this particular threat, that God willing will make this world a safer place for all of humanity.”  See  full statement here.