The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the recipients of the 2011 Community Transformation Grants (CTGs). CTGs are aimed at helping communities reduce chronic diseases through five focus areas: tobacco-free living; active living and healthy eating; preventive services; social and emotional wellness; and healthy and safe physical environments. The funding will enable recipients to implement projects in their communities that have the potential to address the significant challenge of childhood obesity. In support of the grant recipients, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity has created a companion resource guide to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Strategic Directions and Examples from Appendix C. The companion guide includes reports, briefs and toolkits that provide important information in the strategic areas of active living, healthy eating and safe and healthy physical environments. Read more about the awards from the HHS press release and click here for a full list of grant recipients.