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Support for U.S. Cities to Address Barriers to Better Health

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get growing 2Support for U.S. Cities to Address Barriers to Better Health
Invest Health
Invest Health, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund, seeks to fundamentally change the way cities improve opportunities for their citizens to live healthy lives. Through the initiative, teams of leaders from up to 50 mid-sized cities will be selected to participate in an 18-month effort designed to accelerate municipal capacity to take action to address the multiple determinants of health in low-income communities. These changes can focus on increasing access to quality jobs, affordable housing, nutritious food, and reducing crime rates and environmental hazards. Teams from all mid-sized cities (populations between 50,000 and 400,000) across the United States or its territories are invited to apply. Up to 50 cities will be selected to receive a grant award of up to $60,000 toward participation in the initiative. To apply, teams from each participant city must include five cross-sector leaders representing, at a minimum, the public sector, community development/finance, and an academic or health-related anchor institution. Letters of intent are due January 29, 2016. Visit the Invest Health website to download the Call for Proposals.

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