This program received support from the Foundation between 2016 and 2018.
Leveraging investments to improve neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health.
Creating Strategies for Healthier Cities
The Invest Health program—a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund—aims to transform how city leaders 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.
Mid-sized American cities face some of the nation’s deepest challenges with entrenched poverty, poor health, and a lack of investment. 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.
Grants and Grant Programs
RWJF supports programs to help everyone in our nation have the opportunity to live healthier lives.
News ReleaseReinvestment Fund and RWJF Help Low-Income Neighborhoods Thrive
May 17, 2016
Invest Health, a program funded by the Reinvestment Fund and RWJF, is aimed at transforming how city leaders work together to help low-income communities thrive.
Blog PostHelping Mid-Sized Cities Think Big About Health
January 13, 2016
This initiative aims to empower mid-sized U.S. cities across the nation to develop strategies for increasing and leveraging private and public investments to accelerate improvements in neighborhoods facing the biggest barriers to better health.
Supporting a learning community to improve medium-size cities' capacity to provide more equitable opportunities for all to be healthy
January 29, 2016
The Foundation's Promoting Health in Community Development initiative was designed to support up to 50 communities to develop the capacity to drive systems change and increase capital investments to create healthier places and practices through their participation in an 18-month learning community.