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National Planning Grant to Increase Health Equity

The Creative Innovation Zone, a partnership between YouthBuild Louisville and IDEAS xLab originally funded by ArtPlace America, together with The Special Project, announced today that it received $45,000 planning grant from the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The grant provides funding and other support for a health impact assessment process to develop a "Cultural Blueprint for Health" -- an evidence-based action plan for integrating artist innovation into community health in order to address disparities in health outcomes with the goal of increasing family and social support and community safety. 

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From Generosity to Justice

Louisville is a generous and compassionate city. And, for this, we are all thankful. As we move into 2016, IDEAS xLab would like to challenge Louisville to consider a shift in our thinking. It is time for us to move from "generosity" to "justice".

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