The initiative aims to transform the way city leaders work together to help all communities thrive, with specific attention to factors that drive health in low-income neighborhoods, including a scarcity of quality jobs, affordable housing and nutritious food, high crime rates and unhealthy environmental conditions.
The program was developed to:
Invest Health is supporting new partnerships in 50 mid-sized cities across the nation. Mid-size American cities face some of the nation’s deepest challenges with entrenched poverty, poor health, and a lack of investment. But they also offer fertile ground for strategies that improve health and have the potential to boost local economies.
Invest Health cities will fundamentally change the way communities improve opportunities to live healthy lives by addressing the drivers of health including jobs, housing, education, community safety, and environmental conditions. In addition to the $60,000 grant, Invest Health teams will take part in a vibrant learning community, have access to highly skilled faculty advisors and coaches, and engage a broader group of local stakeholders to encourage knowledge sharing.Learn more about Invest Health