In this Grantee Spotlight Q&A, NYSHealth Program Officer Nupur Chaudhury interviews Brian Archie and Evelyn Harris, Co-Chairs of the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and long-time residents of the community, to discuss their work in North End, Niagara Falls, a Healthy Neighborhoods Fund community.

As the community convener grantee for North End, Niagara Falls, the Collaborative is working to support the health and wellness of residents by improving the local food and built environments. These efforts have included the formation of a Resident Engagement Council, a group of locals who act as peer educators and advocate for the needs of the community in the implementation of food access and built environment projects. Watch the following Q&A segments to learn more.

What is resident engagement? How have you been integrating it into your work in Niagara Falls?

Tell us about the community in Niagara Falls.

What are some projects that are going on in the community?

What would you like to see for the Council and Niagara Falls in the next 5 years?

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