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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Who's involved in Communities Putting Prevention to Work?

After a thorough and competitive review process, the CDC granted 44 communities awards aimed at broad reaching, highly impactful, and sustainable change to reduce chronic disease morbidity and mortality associated with obesity and tobacco use. Communities receiving these awards were diverse consisting of 25 large cities and urban areas, 16 small city/rural areas funded through 9 state departments of health, and 3 tribes.

Public Health - Seattle & King County received both a tobacco and obesity prevention awards totaling over $25 million. For more budget details click here.

Read more about Communities Putting Prevention to Work from the CDC including a list of national grantees.

King County Grantees

Through a competitive process, Public Health - Seattle & King County awarded 55 grants totaling $8.9 million to fund school districts, community-based organizations, and local governments to improve nutrition and physical activity, and decrease tobacco use and exposure in King County.

Coalition and Coalition Workgroups
The Coalition is made up of Public Health staff, grantees and partners who are part of the King County CPPW initiative. The Coalition and coalition workgroups' goal is to foster a network in King County that builds on the work of public health and each individual organization to create a broader impact in our community. It will serve as a foundation for future collaborative efforts aimed at advancing a prevention and equity in Seattle and King County beyond the life of the CPPW initiative.

Leadership Team and Leadership Team Working Group
The Leadership Team includes high-level community leaders from multiple sectors who, when combined, have the resources and capacity to make proposed changes in policies, systems and environments a reality.

Healthy Foods Here - Seattle Office of Economic Development

$1.1 million of CPPW funds will be dedicated to providing business incentives to increase the amount of healthy food available through retail outlets in under-served communities. Participating businesses will have access to a menu of services, including merchandising and inventory management consultations; assistance in finding low-cost suppliers; financial incentives including grants, rebates, and access to lending partners; and participation in promotion and marketing campaigns designed to increase demand for healthy foods. These efforts, coordinated by the Seattle Office of Economic Development, are intended to improve the access and availability of healthy foods and beverages in South King County, Southeast Seattle and Southwest Seattle.