CA4Health is a 5-year Community Transformation Grant from the CDC focused on reducing the burden of chronic disease in rural communities throughout California. A collaboration between PHI and the California Department of Public Health, CA4Health provides local county partners with tools, training and guidance to make their communities healthier. CA4Health’s 4 strategic directions are reducing consumption of sugary beverages, increasing availability of smoke-free housing, creating safe routes to schools, and providing people with chronic disease with skills and resources to manage their illness.
CA4Health covers CTG implementation in 42 California counties with populations under 500,000, of which 12 receive direct funding through sub-awards. PHI and CDPH coordinate technical assistance contractors to work with counties on implementing strategic directions at the local level. CA4Health utilizes PHI's Public Health Data Solutions as a customized online tool for its partners to stay connected, store and share materials, and visualize data.
Support for Coordination of a Statewide Community Transformation Learning Community
This project will facilitate policy advocacy and collaboration among California's Community Transformation Grant (CTG) awardees and statewide sharing of CTG lessons learned and resources developed. It will reach all health jurisdictions in the state, including CTG grantees and non-grantees as well as large and small counties, and support The California Endowment's efforts to reverse California's obesity epidemic and support healthy communities.