Community Transformation Grant

Community Transformation Grant

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians was awarded an implementation Community Transformation Grant from the CDC. CTG is designed to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and contribute to the evidence-base of effective prevention programming. Implementation grantees develop a Community Transformation Implementation Plan (CTIP) that includes evidence-based interventions to promote healthy living and reduce health disparities by implementing more integrated population-based approaches to chronic disease prevention. The primary focus for the project is Native American/Tribal population, with an emphasis on leveraging partnerships among the Sault Tribe and non-tribal partners.

MPHI serves as the evaluator for the project. The evaluation is designed to investigate the project’s outcomes and impact and to inform program planning. Major activities include a tribal population health surveillance study and evaluation of tobacco prevention and cessation strategies. MPHI also assists with disseminating evaluation findings and lessons learned among stakeholders and in the field, to contribute to the knowledge of effective practices in policy, environmental, programmatic, and infrastructure changes, and to build the evidence base of promising public health interventions.

Client(s): Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Funder(s): Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Partner(s): Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Project Period: 10/01/2011 - 09/29/2016

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