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Kresge Foundation awards $600,000 grant to LiveWell Springfield to combat climate change, improve health equity

The Kresge Foundation has awarded the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts a $600,000 grant for the Live Well Springfield Coalition to advance policy solutions aimed at combating climate change and equitably reducing health risks in low-income communities. Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (PHIWM) is one of 14 community-based nonprofits nationwide receiving grant funding as part of The Kresge Foundation’s Climate Change, Health and Equity initiative.

With this funding, PHIWM will work with Live Well Springfield coalition members including the Resident Advisory Board, Arise for Social Justice, Way FindersNeighbor to Neighbor,Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, the City of Springfield and partners from other sectors to develop multi-year work plans that address community-defined health and climate priorities.

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