InterIm Community Development Association has been awarded a $75,000 planning grant to address health disparities in the Chinatown-International District. This local nonprofit will work with community organizations including International Community Health Services, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, Friends of Little Saigon and the Vietnamese Friendship Association to implement the grant.
Public Health | Seattle and King County and Swedish Medical Center will also partner with InterIm to develop ways of improving the health of this diverse low-income population.
“We are very pleased that our partner, InterIm, has received this award. The opportunity to plan effectively for improving the community conditions that affect health answers a growing need. We will continue to support these efforts as they get underway,” said Doris Koo, lead consultant for Yesler Community Collaborative.
The grant is being awarded as part of the BUILD Health Challenge, a program founded by a consortium of foundations interested in promoting Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local and Data-driven approaches to address the social and environmental factors that have the greatest impact on health.