The BUILD Health Challenge (BUILD) launched its third cohort in the fall of 2019 with 18 dynamic communities from across the US, all committed to supporting community-driven cross-sector collaboratives. Over the last three years, the collaboratives—led by community-based organizations, public health departments, hospitals, residents, and partners—worked together to not only address root causes of chronic disease, but also advance health equity.
Here are their stories of change, of impact, and of resilience. We profile their journeys and the influence of social, economic, and cultural shifts that occurred as they worked to ensure better health for all. We invite you to read about each community’s path to driving sustainable improvements in community health.
Camden, NJ – Roots to Prevention
Dallas, TX – Advancing Community Partnerships to Increase Food Access in Southern Dallas (NEW)
Gastonia, NC – Healthy Highland
Greensboro, NC – Collaborative Cottage Grove
Greenville, SC – BUILD Trust, BUILD Health/Fomentar la Confianza y Salud
Houston, TX – Maternal Upstream Management (MUM)
Kerrville, TX – The Hope for Health Collaborative
Marion County, SC – Marion County Creating Health Food Environments (CHFE) Project
Milwaukee, WI – BUILD Sherman Park
New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Healthy Housing Collaborative
New Orleans, LA – Maternal and Child Health at Columbia Parc
Oakland, CA – Health Havenscourt Collaborative
Omaha, NE – Empowering a Self-Healing Community: Safety, Self-sufficiency and Well-being in North Omaha
Reno, NV – The Hello Project
Sunflower County, MS – Healthy Babies, Empowered Moms, Flourishing Families (NEW)
Vallejo, CA – Strong Immigrant Communities Through Collective Action for Hosing Affordability and Ownership
Vancouver, WA – BUILD Fourth Plain
Washington, DC – Healthy Together Medical-Legal Partnership to Improve Health in DC by Enhancing Community Resilience
To learn more about the work of each community, visit BUILD’s Community page.
Looking for more stories of impact? Check out the BUILD 2.0 stories.