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Monday, July 1, 2019

Invest Health Field Building Cities Announced

Reinvestment Fund is pleased to announce the 10 cities selected to participate in Invest Health Field Building. The selected city teams include: Akron, OH; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Hartford, CT; Lansing, MI; Missoula, MT; Napa, CA; Riverside, CA; Roseville, CA; Spokane, WA.

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Selected city teams will receive 12 months of technical support to help advance a pipeline of equity-promoting built environment projects and influence community investment systems. Applications were submitted by 23 city teams, with 10 selected that best aligned with the Field Building goals. We thank all who submitted proposals, demonstrating the strong cross-sector collaboration and continued Invest Health focused efforts by the city teams.

In May, representatives from the 10 city teams convened in Philadelphia, PA, for a program design retreat that was facilitated to elicit input from the city participants and the program team on key elements, delivery mechanisms and content areas for the initiative. This process was critical to understanding the needs of the city teams and what support(s) would be most useful to them in striving to meet the program’s goals. Invest Health Field Building program activities will kick-off this month.