Follow the paths of seven dynamic cross-sector collaboratives as they implement groundbreaking approaches to transform health in America through the BUILD Health Challenge (BUILD). This case study series details how awardees from the first cohort of BUILD tackled the root causes of chronic disease in their communities over two years with approaches in: Healthy Living, Food Systems, Healthy Housing, and Community Revitalization.
The Healthy Homes Des Moines case study is available now to download!
Additional case studies will be released throughout 2018. In the meantime, check out this overview sheet that highlights all of the case studies.
Each case study includes:
- The health challenge and proposed solution
- Specific policy and/or systems change efforts
- Community-led engagement
- How teams leveraged data
- The role of health equity within their program
This series is designed for:
Cross-sector leaders and practitioners looking for innovative ways to address today’s most pressing health challenges. After engaging with these pieces, readers should feel informed and inspired to move resources, attention, and action upstream. Take away ideas and replicate or scale what we’ve learned for your community’s benefit.
HEALTHY HOMES DES MOINES CASE STUDY (Available Now!)
Des Moines, IA
Reducing pediatric asthma through home improvements and education
ADDRESSING HEALTHCARE’S BLINDSIDE IN ALBUQUERQUE’S SOUTHSIDE (Summer 2018)
Working collectively to address health beyond the clinic
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY IN NEW APPROACHES TO HEALTHY HOUSING (Summer 2018)
Targeted home interventions and policy changes to prevent asthma/COPD exacerbations and lead poisoning
THE HEALTHY ONTARIO INITIATIVE (Summer 2018)
Reducing high rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases across the City of Ontario
HARRIS COUNTY BUILD HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (Summer 2018)
Restructuring the local food system to make it healthy, sustainable, affordable, accessible, and community-supported
THE SAN PABLO AREA REVITALIZATION COLLABORATIVE (Fall 2018)
Targeting health disparities rooted in historic divestment through community revitalization
THE BRONX HEALTHY BUILDINGS PROGRAM (Fall 2018)
Reducing asthma-related hospital visits and addressing the social determinants of health