RACIAL AND ETHNIC APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY HEALTH
In November of 2018, the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah, were awarded a five year, $3.4 million collaborative grant to undertake a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health project from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health grant was started by the CDC in 1999 to help reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease, (i.e. hyper tension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity), through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors, (i.e. poor nutrition, smoking and physical inactivity).