(Re)Energize Janesville


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Community Health Monitoring Final Report [pdf]

The Rock County Health Department received a $150,000 grant to work with the City of Janesville to improve the health of Janesville residents by identifying the health concerns of citizens and using these health concerns to guide redevelopment strategies of abandoned or underused industrial or commercial properties. The presence of old and abandoned buildings can have a number of negative health impacts, including:

  • Lower property values
  • Poor housing conditions
  • Limited access to healthy foods, recreation, medical care and other services
  • High crime
  • Health problems such as lead poisoning and asthma
  • Lower life expectancy

By fixing up old buildings and attracting new businesses, Janesville will benefit from more jobs and more money for schools, roads and social programs. Neighborhoods will improve. Health will improve.

For more information about the City of Janesville‚Äôs Comprehensive Brownfields Program, visit the City of Janesville Redevelopment Program webpage or SAA Design Group's website http://www.saa-madison.com/cc/janesville/overview.

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(Re)Energize Janesville

The Health Department and the City still need your help! What isues are important to you? What changes would you like to see happen in Janesville?

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This project is supported by the Cooperative Agreement Number 1E11TS000188-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The contents of this site are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the ATSDR.  

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