Peoria and Bloomington are working together to create healthier communities.
Invest Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation put on an event in the hopes to collaborate and exchange community development and investment strategies to better improve the wellness in Peoria and Bloomington communities.
Peoria’s Community Development Director, Ross Black, says that the two communities can learn a lot from each other.
“The goal today is to have organizations from other communities come in and tell us how they did their work so that we could then try and replicate that here in Peoria and also in Bloomington,” says Black.
Black added that these plans are not primarily focused on the present, but the long-term wellness of the two communities.