The BUILD Health Challenge is guided by many different stakeholders, including: members of the funding collaborative, the Executive Director, awardees, partners, and others.


Funding Collaborative

A unique coalition of national and regional organizations fund and guide The BUILD Health Challenge, including: The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The de Beaumont Foundation, The Episcopal Health Foundation, Interact for Health, The Kresge Foundation, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Telligen Community Initiative, and The W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

See Funding Collaborative page for more information.


Executive Director

Emily Yu

As Executive Director of The BUILD Health Challenge, Emily is helping to change the future of health in America and leading the charge to cultivate cross-sector collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. With two decades of experience in program development and social marketing strategy implementation, for both the public and private sectors, Emily brings together a unique perspective that fuels her passion for both identifying and proving sustainable models for social change.