Posted by: acbuildingblocks | November 23, 2011

Alameda County Public Health Department Receives $200,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to Increase Economic Opportunity!

OAKLAND, CA – The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has been awarded a Roadmaps to Health Community Grant of $200,000 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ) to improve the long-term health of people in Alameda County by expanding economic opportunity.  The grant will support the Alameda County Prosperity Project, an innovative collaboration of the Alameda County Community Assets Network convened by the Urban Strategies Council.

The Prosperity Project will improve community health by providing residents with the opportunity to protect their income from high-interest financial services, like payday lenders, and build financial assets.

To read the rest of the press release, click here: http://www.acphd.org/media/148675/rwj_grant.pdf

For more information on the Prosperity Project, visit the Invest in Health website: http://investinhealth.tumblr.com/

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