UC San Diego Center for Community Health is partnering with Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) on communications and evaluation components of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded program called REACH Chula Vista.

The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities, and control healthcare spending. CHIP was awarded a grant of more than $2 million over three years to increase access to healthy food and physical activity environments in the community of Western Chula Vista.

REACH Chula Vista is working with community partners to improve the health of Latinos living in the 91910 and 91911 zip codes, starting at the earliest ages possible to impact health behaviors and outcomes for this population at high risk for chronic disease.

To learn more about CHIP and the REACH Chula Vista Program visit: http://www.sdchip.org/initiatives/reach-chula-vista.aspx 

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