New Jersey Health Initiatives is excited to be 1 of 5 new funders advancing meaningful change in our communities through the BUILD Health Challenge. BUILD stands for: Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, Data-Driven partnerships. The BUILD Health Challenge seeks to learn from its funded partnerships in order to better understand the factors that contribute to meaningful health improvement.
The BUILD Health Challenge will support at least 17 national awards of up to $250,000 over a two-year period. Three of these awards will be given in New Jersey. As nearly 70 percent of health outcomes in the U.S. can be attributed to the interplay and influence of social, physical and economic environments on health behaviors, BUILD awardees will work to improve communities that are adversely affected by these factors, which are often referred to as the social determinants of health.
The Round 1 application deadline for this award has passed. Communities selected to advance to the Round 2 application will be notified in early April.