Part One: Health and Economic Development
This is the first of a three-part training introducing WV Growing Health Community (GHC) grantees and future applicants to the intersections between economic development and health. This training was held in person in January, 2015 in Bridgeport, WV. The GHC program is a collaboration between the West Virginia Development Office, Bureau for Public Health, and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to provide mini-grants of up to $20,000 to West Virginia Main Street and ON-TRAC communities. These mini-grants aim to increase programming for community wellness, healthy food, and active living while promoting economic and community revitalization in line with the goals of the Main Street movement.