Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two Colorado Communities Awarded Invest Health Grants

The Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced $3 million in awards across 50 mid-size cities in 31 states for Invest Health, "an initiative aimed at transforming how city leaders work together to help low-income communities thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health such as access to safe and affordable housing, nutritious food, places to play and exercise, and quality jobs."

Applicants were required to form five-member teams including representatives from the public sector, community development, and an anchor institution, preferably academic or health-related. Selected teams also include members from public school districts, community organizations, and local philanthropies.

Colorado has two grantees: Westminster and Pueblo. Westminster will focus on transportation and the built environment. Pueblo will focus on food production and systems.

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