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Healthy Neighborhoods Fund Initiative: The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has selected six communities across New York State for grant awards totaling $2 million to help them become healthier, more active places where residents of all ages can thrive.

The communities supported through the Healthy Neighborhoods Fund will use the two-year grants to increase access to healthy, affordable food; improve access to safe places where people can exercise and be active; and connect children and adults to programs that encourage healthy behaviors. The Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative was created to support connecting residents to resources, convening partners and activities to better align resources and spurring systems change. Strategic partners are the Near Westside Initiative, Nojaim Brothers Supermarket, St. Joseph’s Hospital Primary Care Center-West, and the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Additional partners for this initiative include Cornell Cooperative Extension, City of Syracuse Parks Department, Fitness Inclusion Network, and Worktrain. This work is also supported by many community colleagues throughout Syracuse and Onondaga County.

For more information on the recipients, please visit: http://nyshealthfoundation.org/our-grantees/healthy-neighborhoods-fund-recipients