The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)

The overall goals of this program are to reduce death and disability from leading causes of death through the prevention and control of these conditions and their risk factors.

Racial and ethnic groups targeted include: African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other
Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino.

Health priority areas include: breast and cervical cancer; cardiovascular disease; diabetes mellitus; adult/older adult immunization, hepatitis B, and/or tuberculosis; asthma; and infant mortality.

REACH and Community Health program recipients will design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate community-driven strategies to eliminate health disparities as well as provide capacity-building to increase effectiveness of chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs at the state, territorial and local level through professional development and workforce training, identification, communication and use of effective evidence-based interventions.

More specific goals within these broad goal areas will be provided in funding announcements.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.