The BUILD Health Challenge is awarding $75,000 to the Northeast Denver community to improve health opportunities for low-income urban neighborhoods.
The program will award a total of $8.5 million in grants and low-interest loans to 18 communities nationwide for BUILD — Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local and Data-driven — initiatives.
To serve the Denver neighborhoods of Clatyon, Cole, Five Points, Skyland and Whittier, the grant is awarded Tuesday to Northeast Denver Unified, a new collaboration between The Civic Canopy, Denver Health’s Community Health Services, Denver Public Health and community leaders.
The grant will fund a year-long planning process to identify community needs and develop solutions to address negative social and economic impacts on children’s wellness.
The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program funded by Colorado Health Foundation, The Advisory Board Company, de Beaumont Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.