New Jersey Health Initiatives - A Better State of Health
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program
BUILD Health Challenge Offers Unique Funding Opportunity for New Jersey Communities
January 10, 2017

The BUILD Health Challenge award application is now live, and New Jersey Health Initiatives encourages communities across the Garden State to apply.

Together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NJHI is excited to be a partner in the BUILD Health Challenge, providing a unique opportunity for up to three New Jersey communities to participate in this national funding collaborative and learning network.

Aligned with NJHI’s approach of supporting and strengthening multi-sector collaboration, the BUILD Health Challenge focuses on partnerships advancing Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, Data-Driven plans toward population health improvement. These awards are most appropriate for New Jersey-based partnerships with a history of collaboration on other projects, and a clear strategy for addressing community factors and integrating community engagement toward health equity for all. Accordingly, applications must represent a partnership including, at a minimum, a nonprofit community organization or coalition of organizations, a hospital or health system and local health department. Note that the participating hospital or health system must demonstrate a 1:1 match through a direct cash match or through a combination of cash and in-kind support.

Click here to apply for the BUILD Health Challenge.

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 social determinants of health. The BUILD Health Challenge will support awards of up to $250,000 over a two-year period to forge meaningful improvements the health of communities across our nation.

Applications are due February 21, 2017, and the awards begin in August 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions
Register for the informational webinar on January 31

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