Philadelphia, PA, July 1—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.
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.