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Manistique gets $25,000 for community health

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 21, 2013 at 4:13 am •  Published: February 21, 2013

MANISTIQUE, Mich. (AP) — The city of Manistique is getting $25,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of an effort to improve community health.

The Upper Peninsula community is one of six nationwide getting the Roadmaps to Health Prize, which honors community partnerships aimed at helping people live healthier lives. The winners were selected from more than 160 applicants.

Partnering with the Sault Tribe Strategic Alliance for Health Project, Manistique is working to increase the opportunity for healthy choices. Efforts include hosting a farmers market, creating a non-motorized transportation plan and instituting a coordinated school health plan.