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Journeying Toward Healthier Communities: Observations and Questions for Leaders and Practitioners in Community Health

January 26, 2022

In 2021, The BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) set out to learn about current trends and explore changes taking hold in the field of community health. This line of inquiry was planned before the COVID-19 pandemic but became increasingly relevant and necessary to inform our understanding of how the pandemic and racial justice movement were influencing community health. In collaboration with our evaluation team at Equal Measure, we conducted a literature review and posed three questions during interviews with 23 field leaders working in publichealth, health and healthcare systems, and philanthropy.

Health Equity

New Orleans and the Hollow Prize Problem: Structural Limits on Black Political Power

January 10, 2022

Mayors in the United States often have more influence on the day-to-day activities of residents within their unique jurisdictions thanany other elected office. While each U.S. president holds significant power as Commander-In-Chief, the primary direct interface mostcitizens have with the U.S. Government is either through its taxing function or by receiving some form of financial benefit such as SocialSecurity or Medicaid. Each governor has wide powers in determining state funding priorities for highways, healthcare, and education,but not all citizens rely on these services to the same degree. Mayors, however, have a say in the provision of the services that residents use every single day. This includes water, sewerage, electricity, sanitation, roads, and drainage, to name a few.1

How Institutions Can Go Beyond Procurement to Help Build Equitable Food Economies; Institutional Investment: What we’ve learned

January 1, 2022

In order to inform our Institutional Investment Accelerator, Wallace Center partnered with Kitchen Sync Strategies to dig deep into the theory and practice of institutional investment in equitable food systems.

Food Systems

Listening, Learning, and Leading Together: Insights from The BUILD Health Challenge's 2021 Listening Tour

November 1, 2021

This report synthesizes learnings from listening sessions with past awardees and interviewswith external stakeholders which explored how The BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) canreflect a community-forward and racial equity centered program in design and practice. 

Health Equity

Moving to Center: BUILD's Journey to Advance Health Equity

September 2, 2021

In this report, BUILD examines their journey, including the moments of growth, learnings, and pivot points that shifted their practice and advanced our mission. Moving to Center: BUILD's Journey to Advance Health Equity offers a look back at how the role of equity evolved to become a critical and catalyzing driver of this national initiative, and offers strategies and key takeaways for others who may be on a similar journey.

Hope Starts Here Detroit

January 1, 2021

Hope Starts Here is a connector of early childhood efforts in Detroit to mobilize a citywide commitment to support our youngest children and families, through a common vision, coordinated implementation, collective advocacy, and a shared infrastructure.

Sending My Child Back to Child Care: A Decision-Making Tool for Families

August 4, 2020

Many parents are wondering if and when they should send their children back to childcare. This is not an easy choice and it will look different from family to family. Somefamilies may not have a choice due to lack of work flexibility or care options.

Maternal and Child Health

Child Care COVID Response & Preparedness Plan

May 28, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, child care providers are being asked to develop and implement newhealth and safety protocols to ensure children, families, and staff members are as safe as possible. This"Build-A-Plan Tool" was designed to help your program meet new state requirements, follow bestpractices and recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19, and make the decisions that are rightfor your staff and families and feasible within your specific program context.

Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health

July 22, 2019

Provides background research about the current state of physical activity in the nation and highlights organizational practices and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth. The report serves as a launching pad for action for practitioners and advocates who are interested in engaging in systems and environmental change approaches in four key arenas: schools, early childcare and education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities.Commissioned by the Convergence Partnership, a national collaborative of health funders in the U.S., the report was informed by research and key informant interviews. Reflecting the Convergence Partnership's vision, the report's analysis of policy opportunities at the federal, state and local level emphasizes ways to ensure that health equity is at the forefront of collaborative efforts.This document is part of a larger strategy to identify high-impact approaches that will move the Convergence Partnership closer to the vision of healthy people in healthy places. In addition to this document, the Partnership has released other policy briefs on topics such as the built environment and access to healthy food.

Early Childhood Education; Health Equity

Talent Justice Report: Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce

May 29, 2019

Produced by Fund the People and the Center for Urban and Racial Equity, this comprehensive report offers important findings on the challenges and opportunities of investing in intersectional racial equity in the U.S. nonprofit workforce.With over 12 million paid workers, nonprofits employ the third largest U.S. workforce. This means 1 in 10 people work in the nonprofit sector. Despite its size and impact, nonprofits face a chronic deficit of investment in their staff.To further complicate matters, the nonprofit workforce struggles to attract, retain, and support people from racially, ethnically, and otherwise diverse backgrounds to build a robust and durable talent pipeline. Our research gathered and analyzed data from over 1,400 survey responses, 3 focus groups, 20 interviews, and a literature review.

Impact Investing; Racial Equity and Healing

Getting BUILD Ready: Resource Guide Webinar

March 13, 2019

Webinar provides an overview of the BUILD Resource Guide – Getting BUILD Ready. BUILD team members explore this new resource guide that highlights elements of the BUILD approach – including frameworks and resources that communities, applicants, and cross-sector practitioners may find useful.

The Build Health Challenge - a call for applications - third cohort

March 5, 2019

Webinar to learn more about the program, funding opportunity, and application. In addition to a presentation about the history of BUILD and the award program, the webinar includes an open Q&A period about the third cohort and the call for applications.

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