A $60,000 grant will be used to help improve the health of residents in southwest Lansing.

The money was donated from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund to Invest Health, a partnership that includes Lansing, the Ingham County Health Department, Lansing School District, Lansing Area Economic Partnership and Sparrow Health System.

Mayor Virg Bernero and Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said officials will develop a strategic action plan to increase access to quality jobs, affordable housing and nutritious food while reducing crime rates and environmental hazards.

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by Christopher Haxel, Lansing State Journal