Bloomington is among 50 cities nationwide selected by the Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to receive a $60,000 grant as part of the new Invest Health program.

Invest Health’s goal is to transform how leaders in mid-size American cities work together to help low-income neighborhoods thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health such as access to safe and affordable housing, places to play and exercise, and quality jobs.

During the next 18 months, the 50 Invest Health teams will have access to faculty advisers and coaches who will guide their efforts to improve health.

The Bloomington team is: Holly Ambuehl, collective impact manager for United Way of McLean County; Nicole Aune, health promotion manager for the McLean County Health Department; Tom Dabareiner, director of community development for the City of Bloomington; Sally Gambacorta, community health manager for Advocate BroMenn Medical Center; and Meridith Nelson, director of strategic planning for OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

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