News & Reports 3/8/10


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This week, we spotlight two national efforts to promote community-level change:

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative  (Source:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)  Ten million dollars of Recovery Act funds have been allocated to help communities decrease smoking and obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition.

First Lady Michelle Obama joins U.S. Soccer Foundation…support of the Soccer Foundation’s 25 city Passback Tour in partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health  (Source:  U.S. Soccer Foundation)  First Lady promotes the partnership responsible for establishing free soccer clinics/health screenings in communities across the country.

In your opinion, how can the Federal government most effectively leverage its resources to promote change at the community level?