Improving Health Through Innovative Collaborations
By strengthening partnerships between local nonprofit organizations, hospitals and health systems, and local health departments, we are able to improve community health and well-being.
Dr. Roderick King – Miami, Florida
Dr. Roderick King from Miami, Florida speaks about The Liberty City Community Collaborative. This BUILD 1.0 collaborative worked with healthcare providers, families, and residents to empower community members and improve public safety.
Claire Richmond – Des Moines, Iowa
“One cool thing that our collaboration is that we have been able to generate this brand new conversation from people who have never talked about health… and who maybe haven’t thought before about how they could be investing in the community…” – Claire Richmond
East5ide Unified – Denver, Colorado
Benzel Jimmerson, Jodi Hardin, and Kellie Teter speak about East5ide Unified in East Denver, Colorado. East5ide Unified worked to ensure children in five East Denver neighborhoods are healthy, thriving, and valued when they enter school.
Mia Arias – Los Angeles, California
“We’re thinking big, we’re thinking long-term knowing that the issues that we’re addressing are going to take big long-term solutions.” – Mia Arias
Anna Brewster – Houston, Texas
“That these three huge organizations have come together all with different missions, different visions, but we’ve rallied around a common agenda focused on food insecurity…” – Anna Brewster
Mina Liebert – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mina Liebert discusses Project ACCESS, which worked to create dialogue with community residents to discover their particular areas of need, which included work to reduce violence.
Nadine Chan – Seattle, Washington
Nadine Chan works with the Seattle Chinatown-International District Health Community Action Plan. This BUILD Project worked to address social health and equity including housing, violence, and economic development.
Leigh Caswell – Albuquerque, New Mexico
“We really have a bold vision here and we’re working with a lot of different healthcare providers and addressing…healthy eating and active living.” – Leigh Caswell
Marina Reznik – Bronx, New York
“Some of the surprises and lessons learned include how much time it takes to build the relationship, the trust, from the community organization to the healthcare system, to the public agencies, department of health.” – Marina Reznik