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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Manistique is receiving a $25,000 prize in recognition of its community partnership to help people live healthy lives.
The community is one of six winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Roadmaps to Health” Prize.
Abbey Cofsky of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation called in to The SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to explain the program.
Cofsky says Manistique was chosen because of the community’s innovative plans getting all people to play a role in the community’s health.
Also calling in was Lisa Meyers with the Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health Project to explain how they are partnering with the community by focusing on improving the health of the entire population through increasing the opportunity for healthy choices.
According Myers, the community is hosting a Farmer’s Market; creating a non-motorized transportation plan to increase safe walking and biking; and instituting a coordinated school health plan to provide kids with healthy breakfasts and physical education.
Cofsky added that the other communities honored are in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Minnesota.