APA Announces Grant Recipients for the Plan4Health Project

Today, APA will be announcing its grant recipients for the Plan4Health project, a program funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. APA was one of three national organizations selected for this program and received $3 million to help increase access to nutritious foods and physical activity in our communities. APA will be redistributing $2.25 million of the grant to APA Chapter-led coalitions. The Plan4Health project is managed through APA’s Planning and Community Health Center.

Eighteen chapter-led coalitions were selected after a competitive RFP review process. The coalitions met last week in Dallas to kick-off the Plan4Health project. The coalitions are:

APA Chapter

Coalition Name


APA Connecticut

Eastern Highlands Health District Community Health Action Response Team

Northeastern Connecticut

APA Georgia

Healthy Savannah, Inc.

Chatham County, Georgia

APA Idaho

Idaho Plan4Health Coalition

Vista Neighborhood, Boise, Idaho

APA Illinois

B-Well Bensenville Plan4Heath Coalition

Bensenville, Illinois

APA Illinois

Kane County Planning Cooperative

Kane County, Illinois

APA Indiana

Reach Healthy Communities

Columbus, Indiana

APA Indiana

Health by Design

Indianapolis/Marion County, Indiana

APA Iowa

Planning Healthy Iowa Communities

Linn County, Iowa

APA Kentucky

Kenton County Plan4Health Coalition

Kenton County, Kentucky

APA Massachusetts

Inner Core Community Health Improvement Coalition

Metro Boston, Massachusetts

APA Missouri

Healthy Eating, Active Living Partnership – Active Living Workgroup

St. Louis, Missouri

APA Northern New England 

Plan4Health – Nashua, an initiative of the Greater Nashua Public Health Network

Nashua, New Hampshire

APA New Jersey

Trenton Healthy Communities Initiative

Trenton, New Jersey

APA New York Metro

Live Well Kingston

Kingston, New York

APA Ohio

Columbus Public Health – Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board

Columbus, Ohio

APA Ohio

Plan 4 Health Summit County

Summit County, Ohio

APA Texas

Austin-Vámonos Rundberg Coalition

Rundberg Neighborhood, Austin, Texas

APA Wisconsin

Capital Region Healthy Communities

Dane County, Wisconsin

Plan4Health is an exciting, new type of project for APA, broadly expanding our partnerships. Each of the chapter coalitions also includes an affiliate from the American Public Health Association, strengthening our existing relationship with our counterparts in the public health profession. The Plan4Health project is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the connection between planning and community health.