The Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities "Closing the Gap" grant program, section 381.7351, Florida Statutes, 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:
Primary benefits to the state from the Closing the Gap Act include:
Adult and Child Immunizations
Maternal and Infant Mortality