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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Transforming the health of South Seattle and South King County communities

Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Small Communities Program — A collaborative effort to change systems so all residents can be physically active, have access to healthy foods and drinks and live in tobacco-free environments.


In September 2012, Seattle Children’s Hospital, along with primary partners Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Healthy King County Coalition (HKCC) received a two-year, $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These funds are made available through the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund. With these monies, we are partnering with local governments, schools, hospitals, low-income housing groups, as well as childcare and youth organizations to improve environments and opportunities for health.

The work builds on the Communities Putting Prevention to Work federal stimulus fund investment in King County between 2010 and 2012.

Geographic focus

Areas of focus include the cities of Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila, and the neighborhoods of Southeast Seattle (including Beacon Hill, Georgetown, and South Park) and North Highline. This area has a combined population of over 479,000.


The grant funding lasts from October 2012 – September 2014, but by helping communities, institutions, and organizations make healthier options the easiest choices, it is expected that this work will have both immediate and long-term health benefits.

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Project descriptions:

What's New?


Healthy eating:

Active living:

Planning for healthy communities:

Community engagement and equity:

Tobacco prevention:

Past events
  • CTG Celebration, Sept. 2014 (PDF)
    CTG celebrated the good work that grantees have performed over the past two years.

  • Leadership Team Meeting, Nov. 2013
    A multi-disciplinary team helps to guide the work of the Community Transformation Grant. Slide presentations:
Learn more about obesity and tobacco use in King County
Other CTG efforts
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