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Prevention Institute: November 13, 2014

National BUILD Health Challenge funds innovative community & hospital collaborations to catalyze healthy communities

The newly launched BUILD Health Challenge presents an exciting opportunity for community-based organizations, hospitals, local health departments, and other key stakeholders to work as partners on efforts that advance equity and community health. The BUILD Health Challenge recognizes that achieving the promise of healthy and thriving communities requires upstream strategies and a fundamental shift in how communities work together.

Jointly funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the BUILD Health Challenge supports Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven community collaborations within cities with populations greater than 150,000. Applicants must demonstrate active collaboration between at least one non-profit community-based organization, local hospital or health system and local health department,  and can apply for one-year planning grants or two-year implementation grants.

The Challenge aims to identify and share the most promising innovations and best practices with the rest of the country. Awardees will have access to a broad range of support services, including technical assistance, coaching and access to networks of population health innovators.

The BUILD Health Challenge will not only support innovative collaborative efforts but also presents a significant opportunity to better understand the role of hospital-community-public health partnerships in advancing healthy and equitable communities. Prevention Institute is proud to serve as a partner providing technical assistance on this project.

Key Dates:
December 2, 4, and 9: Q&A Web conferences for potential applicants
January 16, 2015: Brief initial Round 1 applications due
For more information, visit www.buildhealthchallenge.org.

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