HEALTHIER TOGETHER is partnering with Make Health Happen, AgeSmart Community Resources, the MTC Community Outreach and other community partners as part of the Building Resilient and Inclusive Communities (BRIC) initiative which began in the East St. Louis, Washington Park and the Cahokia Heights area in 2021. This collaboration is working to make an impact in three areas:
- increasing access to healthy foods through community gardening and local food pantry improvements;
- creating opportunities for physical activity and transportation access; and,
- building stronger intergenerational connections among residents to alleviate social isolation.
The BRIC grant is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This funding is administered by the Illinois Public Health Institute in collaboration with Healthier Together. To learn more about the local impact being made through the BRIC initiative and its partners read about some of our local stories below or click here for a printable pdf Success Story recently featured by the Illinois Public Health Institute.