What will you BUILD?

In early 2017, the BUILD Health Challenge opened a new call for applications for 21 grants to communities across the country. Awardees will be announced later this year.

Improving Health Through Innovative Collaborations, The BUILD Health Challenge,

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.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016.

Dr. Roderick King – Miami, Florida

“Realizing that it crosses all generations, it crosses all age groups, it crosses all sectors within the community, and whether you’re looking at violence or health or any other aspect of the community, the mental health impacts have been really challenging to help support within the community.” – Dr. Roderick King

Dr. Roderick King from Miami, Florida speaks about The Liberty City Community Collaborative. The collaborative works with healthcare providers, families, and residents to empower community members and improve public safety.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

Claire Richmond – Des Moines, Iowa

“One cool thing that our collaboration has been able to do is generate this brand new conversation from people who have never talked about health, because we have engaged some housing providers, for instance, and some healthcare providers who maybe haven’t thought before about how they could be investing in the community beyond their clinic doors.” – Claire Richmond

Claire Richmond from Des Moines, Iowa speaks about Healthy Homes Des Moines’ efforts in the BUILD Health Challenge. Healthy Homes Des Moines works to improve housing, health education, and air quality while reducing and preventing pediatric asthma.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

East5ide Unified – Denver, Colorado

“I don’t know if it’s surprising or just continually reaffirming. When you create the space for different diverse perspectives to come together, you don’t know the magic that can happen.” – Jodi Hardin

Benzel Jimmerson, Jodi Hardin and Kellie Teter speak about East5ide Unified in East Denver, Colorado. East5ide Unified works to ensure children in five East Denver neighborhoods are healthy, thriving, and valued when they enter school.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016.

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

Mia Arias discusses Youth-Driven Healthy South Los Angeles and their BUILD project. Youth-Driven Healthy South LA works to create a community action plan that addresses health inequity and social disparities facing the South LA community.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

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. So I think that has been incredible to see how we’ve been able to come together.” – Anna Brewster

Anna Brewster part of The Harris County BUILD Health Collaborative discusses BUILD’s efforts in north Pasadena, Texas. This collaboration works to develop a community supported food system to address issues of food insecurity in the north Pasadena area.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

Mina Liebert – Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Our long term goal is to bring our partners together to really work more intentionally, and then have that community voice as a part of that conversation..” – Mina Liebert

Mina Liebert discusses Project ACCESS – the Assessment and Community Collaboration to Engage and Strengthen Southeast Colorado Springs. Project ACCESS works to create dialogue with community residents to discover their particular areas of need, which includes work to reduce violence.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

Nadine Chan – Seattle, Washington

“These folks are working with a community-based organization, its very much roll up our sleeves and lets figure out what we can do to take action, instead of “lets ponder” and “how risk averse are you?” There isn’t that sense of hesitation, there’s definitely a sense of urgency.” – Nadine Chan

Nadine Chan works with the Seattle Chinatown-International District Health Community Action Plan. This BUILD Project works to address social health and equity including housing, violence, and economic development.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

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 a really massive issue in our community of healthy eating and active living.” – Leigh Caswell

Leigh Caswell work on Addressing Healthcare’s Blindside in Albuquerque’s South Side. This effort works to incentivize healthy behaviors and developing a referral tracking system to promote healthy behaviors among patients beyond the clinical setting.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

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

The BUILD Health Initiative in the Bronx works to organize tenants and landlords to eliminate asthma triggers in the home, retrofitting buildings to improve environmental conditions and creating high-road jobs for local residents.

Filmed at the Practical Playbook National Meeting, May 22 – 24, 2016. 

The BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge works to address complex, upstream, community health issues that influence the overall health of residents. Through partnerships with health systems, community-based organizations, and local health departments, the BUILD Health Challenge attempts to give everyone the chance to live a healthy life.

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