Environmental Health Watch has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to implement "One Garden Valley", a resident-driven approach to placemaking in the Kinsman area that, along with their partners, the Rid-All Green Partnership Farm, Garden Valley Neighborhood House, and Fresh By Nature records, uses food, arts, and culture as vehicles to community growth by cultivating youth leadership, entrepreneurship, and a holistic understanding of sustainability.
Environmental Health Watch is one of 23 organizations from across the U.S. receiving a grant as part of The Kresge Foundation’s initiative, Fresh, Local & Equitable (FreshLo), which supports neighborhood-scale projects leveraging healthy food and Creative Placemaking for equitable economic development.
Cleveland, Ohio’s Healthy Homes Data Collaborative has been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that puts multi-sector community partnerships at the foundation of improving health for everyone. The Cleveland specific project will focus on developing a multi-sector healthy housing data system grounded in community engagement that will enable physicians, public health officials, and the public to easily access useful information to address asthma and lead poisoning and serve Cleveland in the Clark-Fulton and Glenville communities.
The Cleveland Healthy Homes Data Collaborative is one of 19 communities selected to participate. BUILD awards funding, capacity building support, and access to a national peer learning network. The program emphasizes cross-sector collaboration among local non-profit organizations, hospitals, and public health departments to address upstream conditions that create opportunities for better health. BUILD selected the Cleveland Healthy Homes Data Collaborative because of its Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven (BUILD) ideas to improve the health of its residents.
The Cleveland Healthy Homes Data Collaborative is comprised of Environmental Health Watch, Cleveland Department of Public Health & the Department of Building and Housing, Case Western Reserve University’s Poverty Center, Metro West Community Development Corporation, MetroHealth’s Center for Health Care Research and Policy and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Global Health Metrics, the Center for Achieving Equity, Hispanic Alliance, Neighborhood Connections and Digital C. These organizations will work together, with guidance from BUILD advisors, to identify and implement innovative solutions to community challenges. Matching funds from University Hospitals and MetroHealth Hospital combined with BUILD’s $250,000 two-year grant, will further extend the partnership’s capacity to help increase access to useable information on healthy housing in Clark-Fulton and Glenville.
As the lead organization, EHW was awarded $250,000 over two years to improve neighborhood health through partnership with MetroHealth, City of Cleveland, and others
EHW was hired to complete a study that of home asthma triggers reduction for children previously hospitalized for asthma.
Planning for RFJ 2018 has begun, stay tuned.......
EHW was recently awarded to the City of Cleveland the County Board of Health