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Community Transformation Grant

Community Transformation Grant

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Bureau, which is part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, was recently one of 35 implementation awardees for a Community Transformation Grant (CTG) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This five-year grant focuses on community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases by promoting healthy lifestyles.

The CDC has defined five strategic focus areas for the CTG grantees:

  1. Tobacco-free Living
  2. Active Living and Healthy Eating
  3. High Impact Quality Clinical and Other Preventive Services (High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol)
  4. Social and Emotional Wellbeing
  5. Healthy and Safe Physical Environment

Montana, as a whole, is considered 'rural' for CTG and the state is mainly focusing on those 18 years of age an older in the following strategic focus area projects:


Mt FocusSmoke Free multi-unit housing Baby Friendly Hospitals PQRS Built Enviroment Worksite Wellness


For more information about CTG in Montana, contact:

Ginny Furshong
E-mail: gfurshong@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-6888

Linda Krantz
E-mail: lkrantz@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-4105

Learn more about Community Transformation Grants at www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation.

Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.