Greensboro is one of 50 cities selected to take part in a new, national community health focused initiative. As part of the program, Greensboro will address the city’s pediatric asthma rate, which disproportionately affects low-income children.
Invest Health, a collaboration of the Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims to transform how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health, such as access to safe and affordable housing.
A team representing the City of Greensboro, Cone Health, East Market Street Development Corporation, Greensboro Housing Coalition and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) applied for grant funding to improve the availability of safe, affordable housing for families living with asthma.
Invest Health Field Building (IH FB) will be accepting applications this month! In last month’s newsletter we announced the Call for Proposals for this opportunity for additional support by Reinvestment Fund. Informed by the learnings of the Invest Health initiative, this follow-up intervention will engage a group of up to 10 Invest Health city teams through the provision of one year of individualized, site-specific support and peer learning opportunities.
The Newsletter for February 11, 2019 has been published.
Invest Health was an 18-month learning initiative that brought together leaders from mid-sized cities across the nation to create cross-sector approaches for increasing investments in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health.