Dr. J. Nadine Gracia (Courtesy Photo)

Dr. J. Nadine Gracia (Courtesy Photo)

The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new grant awards totaling approximately $2.8 million to seven organizations to promote healthy behaviors in minority and/or disadvantaged children who have been exposed to trauma.

The Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma initiative will promote healthy behaviors for youth, ages 5 to 15 years at the start of the five-year program, who are at risk for poor health and poor life outcomes because of childhood trauma.

The seven organizations receiving the ACT grants are:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, $393,900

Children’s Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, $400,000

Clayton County Juvenile Justice Fund, Inc., Jonesboro, Ga.A, $400,000

Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend, Ind., $398,801

South Bay Community Services, Chula Vista, Calif., $400,000

The Village for Families & Children, Hartford, Ct., $399,568

Valle del Sol, Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., $400,000

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