Support for Community Collaborations Addressing Health Issues
The BUILD Health Challenge is a national program designed to support partnerships between community-based organizations, health departments, and hospitals/health systems that are working to address important health issues in their community. BUILD works to strengthen partnerships that have a shared commitment to reducing health disparities creating opportunities for improved community health, and addressing the influence of social, physical, and economic environments on health behaviors. These social determinants of health, addressed in previously funded projects, have touched upon early childhood development, employment opportunities, and food insecurity and air and water quality, as well as transportation, educational attainment, and housing. Through the third Call for Applications, BUILD will support up to 17 innovative collaboratives across the U.S. working together to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Grants of up to $250,000 in funding over two-and-a-half years will be provided. The majority of applicants must be working in cities with populations greater than 150,000. (Applicants from specific regions are exempt from this population requirement.) The deadline for Round One applications is April 5, 2019; Round Two applications will be due July 26, 2019. Visit the BUILD website to download the Call for Applications.