FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2010
KAGEN HELPS SECURE INVESTMENT IN
Over $4.7 million in grants target prevention and wellness in
The grants, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which Kagen supported, are part of an initiative to reduce obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking-the four most important actions for combating chronic diseases and promoting health.
“I’m proud to have played an important role in bringing our tax dollars back here to
Awards, part of Communities Putting Prevention to Work, will focus on efforts to help communities and schools support healthy choices through a variety of methods including using media to support healthy food and beverage choices and increased physical activity, and increasing access to healthy choices and safe places to be active.
1. Competitive special policy and environmental change.
2. Statewide policy and environmental change.
3. Tobacco cessation through quitlines and media. Center for Disease and Control awarded
To learn more about Communities Putting Prevention to Work, visit http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/recovery.