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Preventing diabetes and diabetes complications in the African American and Hispanic communities in eastside and southwest Detroit.

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About REACH-Detroit

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In the year 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded 24 different REACH projects in cities across the country. The first two cohorts of REACH-Detroit were funded by the CDC. The current and third cohort, which focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of community health workers, is funded by the National Institutes of Health.   Click here for information about the current cohort of REACH.

REACH stands for Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health. In the United States, communities of color are more likely than whites to suffer from health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, along with their complications. The common aim of all REACH 2011 projects is to eliminate these health disparities by bridging the gap between whites and racial/ethnic minorities in these and other key health areas. Each REACH project develops and implements a community action plan designed to reduce the community burden of a given health problem.

History. The REACH Detroit Partnership was established in 1999. Some major accomplishments include:

Current Projects:


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Gloria Palmisano, Project Manager
REACH Detroit Partnership
c/o CHASS
5635 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48209
Telephone: 313-849-3920
Fax: 313-849-0824
E-Mail: gpalmisano@chasscenter.org
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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) is the coordinating agency for the project.
Last updated on 5/28/2013
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