Closing the Gap Grant
The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities "Closing the Gap" grant program, section , was signed into law on June 8, 2000. These grants are utilized to stimulate the development of community and neighborhood-based organizations to improve health outcomes of racial and ethnic populations and promote disease prevention activities.
Projects funded through the Closing the Gap grant program help stimulate broad-based participation and the support of both public and private entities by:
- Fostering partnerships between local governments, community groups and private sector health care organizations;
- Helping communities address their most pressing health needs through targeted health screenings, education and awareness programs; and
- Helping communities better understand the nature of health disparities among ethnic and racial groups.
Primary benefits to the state from the Closing the Gap Act include:
- Meaningful improvements in the lives of Floridians who now suffer disproportionately from disease and disability; and
- Development of tools and strategies that will enable Florida to eliminate health disparities.
- Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia
- Adult and Child Immunizations
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Maternal and Infant Mortality
- Oral Healthcare
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Social Determinant of Health (SDOH)