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Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities initiative receives $25,000 AHEAD grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

By ThisIsReno

Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities (TMHC) was recently awarded a $25,000 AHEAD (Access to Housing and Economic Assistance for Development) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. The grant funds will support research that identifies health disparities within the community and develop a collective impact project plan to improve health in the Truckee Meadows.

AHEAD grants provide early-stage funding for targeted economic development projects and non-AHP eligible housing initiatives that create benefits for low- and moderate-income communities. TMHC was one of 36 innovative projects to receive grant funding from the AHEAD program this year.

“The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is proud to support this important initiative aimed at understanding health disparities and improving community well-being in Nevada,” said Marietta Nùñez, Vice President, Community Lending. “We hope that the Bank’s AHEAD grant will be a catalyst for generating additional funding in support of this very worthy effort.”

Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities is a collaborative which seeks to improve the health and wellness of the local community by connecting stakeholders and community members. To begin a discussion about creating a culture of health in the Truckee Meadows, TMHC will host a community conversation on January 8, 2015. First lady, Kathleen Sandoval will serve as honorary chair during the one-day conference where more than 150 community leaders will hear from national speakers on the topic of building healthier communities.

Speakers include representatives from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Build Healthy Places Network and Stanford University School of Medicine. The goal of the conference is to build an action plan that addresses local health disparities and further engages the entire community around lasting community-based projects.

TMHC has engaged several local organizations as sponsors including all area hospitals, Washoe County Health District, the City of Reno and City of Sparks, Amerigroup, IGT, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Community Services Agency, KPS3 Marketing, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, NV Energy, SWAG Blue Moon and more.

To learn more about TMHC and the one-day conference, visit TruckeeMeadowsHealthyCommunities.com.

SOURCE: TMHC.

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