Durham to join innovative, national program to improve health in low-income neighborhoods.
Durham, NC, May 17, 2016—The city of Durham has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is aimed at transforming 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, places to play and exercise, and quality jobs.
The team from Durham was selected from more than 180 teams from 170 communities that applied to the initiative. The Durham, NC, team is composed of leaders in public health, community development, and community organizing, including Reinvestment Partners, East Durham Children’s Initiative, Durham County Department of Public Health, City of Durham Community Development, and Duke University. The Durham Team will address violence as a health issue, focusing on neighborhood stabilization and trauma-based social services to reduce violent crime in local neighborhoods… [READ MORE]