Build Brownsville Community Project

Location: Brownsville, Texas, population 181,887

The Problem: Brownsville, Texas and its surrounding areas experience high levels of poverty, limited access to health care, scarce access to healthy foods and high rates of unhealthy lifestyles.

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Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge Approach: The City of Brownsville and its partners, Healthy Communities of Brownsville and the Brownsville Wellness Coalition, will use the Build Brownsville Community Project to create healthy and easily accessible spaces within the city, like community gardens and suitable bike and pedestrian paths. These community gardens will not only encourage healthy diets by empowering people to access healthy, locally grown foods, but will also incentivize physical activity through the built environment by creating amenities suitable for biking and walking.

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