The BUILD Health Challenge Announces 13 New Communities Leading the Way to Transform Community Health
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, The BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) announces its Fourth Cohort of awardees, including 13 new communities throughout the U.S., that will receive a total of $8.5 million in funding and resources to advance health equity over the next three years.
Launched in 2015, BUILD addresses the root causes of our most pressing health challenges by changing the conditions in our society, environment, and policies that impact health at the population level. While access to care remains a critical issue in the U.S., it is only a small piece of the puzzle when addressing health disparities and long-term well-being of a community. BUILD invests in community-centered, multi-sector partnerships that ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.
“BUILD communities are leveling the playing field,” said Melissa Monbouquette, Executive Director of BUILD. “Health disparities across the country have