After working with 37 communities across the country over the last three years to drive sustainable improvements in community health we’ve seen how when specific approaches are implemented, namely Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-Driven approaches, meaningful change affecting the health of a community can happen. We’ve done our best to document the processes, the successes, and the failures along the way, and from those real-world experiences we’ve created a set of preliminary tools that can inform and guide those interested in learning about the unique BUILD approach.

Introducing, Getting BUILD Ready: Tools for Moving Resources, Attention, and Action Upstream to Drive Sustainable Improvements in Community Health.”

Inside you’ll find key learnings, tools, and frameworks that we hope you will find to be informative and useful. As you reflect on your own learnings, experiences, and insights while working with these tools, we invite you to share your feedback with us — so that ultimately we can update the materials and produce a more comprehensive guide for any community interested in applying these approaches – not just BUILD communities.

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Designed for changemakers from community-based organizations, hospitals and health systems, public health departments, and others who want to make a positive impact on the culture of health, these tools may help to deepen your thinking related to your long-term goals, how to measure your progress, and how to enhance your organization or team’s strategies.

If you’re interested in learning more be sure to check out this webinar (March 13, 2019) hosted by the leads from BUILD’s technical assistance, health equity, and evaluation teams. They provide a nuanced look at the elements in this guide and help you understand the intent of the materials and how to apply the guide. The webinar ends with a Q&A period.



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