Nampa may improve pedestrian and biking transportation and perhaps even build an open air food market with a grant it will be receiving.

These project ideas are part of the new “Invest Health” initiative Nampa is now apart of, which will work to address health-related disparities among individuals who are living in low income areas. City officials and local partners will take part in learning activities with mentors, and the city will receive a $60,000 grant.

“The Nampa Invest Health team brings together key community leaders from organizations that have the unique ability to collectively address multiple determinants of health including education, affordable housing, the built environment and primary health care,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said in a press release.

Nampa is one of 50 cities that were selected from more than 180 teams and 170 communities that applied. Cities must have between 50,000 and 400,000 residents to be considered.

The initiative is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Reinvestment Fund.

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