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Toiyabe to Receive CDC Grant

The Toiyabe Preventive Medicine Department is excited to announce that in September 2011 Toiyabe was chosen from among thousands of applicants to receive a 5-year Community Transformation Grant (CTG) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Toiyabe will receive $500,000/year to promote active living, healthy eating, tobacco-free living, quality clinical and preventive services, and healthy physical and social environments... read morein the 9 Tribal communities in Inyo and Mono counties. Ultimately, the goal of the CTG is to reduce the chronic disease burden of Toiyabe’s patient population by 5% over the course of the grant while simultaneously reducing health disparities and controlling health care spending.

Rick Frey, Preventive Medicine Director, serves as the grant’s Principle Investigator. Kate Morley, Program Coordinator, and Donna Pueblo and Wade Felt, Program Assistants, were hired in the spring of 2012 to carry out grant activities.
CTG staff will spend the next 18 months conducting participatory community health assessments and building the capacity necessary to design and maintain a health improvement implementation plan. They will then spend 3 years facilitating data-driven changes that promote community health and wellness.

For more information regarding the new CTG Program, please contact the Preventive Medicine Department at
(760) 873-8851.