The BUILD Difference

In 2015, five funders and eighteen communities set out together with the bold goal of advancing health equity in America through cross-sector and community driven approaches—so that everyone could have the opportunity to reach their optimal level of health.

Fifty-five partnerships, sixteen funders, and three cohorts of communities later, we are realizing the benefits and impact of this effort in terms of resources unlocked and change made.

We celebrate these collective milestones, learnings, and partnerships that have formed as a result of BUILD. We invite you to join us as we reflect on the impact BUILD communities have made, and look ahead at what’s to come.

Because of BUILD, we have convened 15+ partners in health, social, and human services and government around a shared vision of bridging gaps between residents and resources.

Pittsburgh, PA

Because of BUILD, we have grown the strength of a movement of Latinx activists who will continue to work towards a more equitable Boulder County and beyond.

Raising of America Partnership
Lafayette, CO

Because of BUILD, our collaborative was able to make health a priority in public transit planning and investments. Our project helped give residents the tools to [engage] with local and regional decision-making processes that affect their communities.

BUILD Health Mobility
New Orleans, LA

We have started a ripple effect of systemic change that will greatly impact the health outcomes of mothers and babies in Jackson, Mississippi.

Transforming Breastfeeding Culture

We have strengthened relationships between public health systems, community leaders, and neighbors to coordinate and inform resource allocation.

Avondale Children Thrive
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