REACH Programs work across various types of communities in America including rural areas, urban areas, small towns and tribal communities. Sustainability is at the forefront of REACH programs as it creates momentum to maintain community-wide change by organizing and maximizing community resources. When a community collaborates with local groups working in and outside of public health (i.e. education, transportation, parks, and recreation), it mobilizes a community and leads to lasting change.
REACH works with African American, Hispanic, Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander populations to encourage physical activity, healthy eating habits, and prevent tobacco use to address diabetes and heart disease.
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