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67 hospitals earn spots in the second round of the BUILD Health Challenge

April 20, 2015

    More than 300 city-based partnerships from 41 states submitted applications for the inaugural round of the BUILD Health Challenge. Each submission included at least three partners from a low-income urban neighborhood: a hospital or health system, a local health department, and a community-based nonprofit.

    The applications revealed a diverse understanding of what it means to address the upstream causes of health, highlighting issues as varied as stress remediation, food system assessments, immunization programs, housing, education, and more.

    The Advisory Board would like to congratulate those hospitals and health system finalists in the second round of the BUILD Health Challenge:

    • Advocate Health Care
    • Alexian Brothers Hospital
    • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
    • Baptist Health System
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    • Baystate Health
    • Boston Medical Center
    • Broadlawns Medical Center
    • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
    • California Hospital Medical Center
    • CalOPTIMA
    • Care New England
    • Children's Hospital Colorado
    • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    • Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center of Dallas
    • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • Cone Health
    • Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems
    • Denver Health’s Community Health Services
    • Dignity Health
    • Elmhurst Hospital Center
    • Grady Health System
    • Henry Ford Health System
    • Jackson Health System
    • Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region
    • Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical
    • Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
    • KentuckyOne Health
    • LAC-USC Medical Center
    • Maimonides Medical Center
    • Mercy General Hospital
    • Mercy Medical Center
    • Mercy San Juan Medical Center
    • Methodist Health System
    • Methodist Hospital
    • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
    • Montefiore Medical Center
    • Natividad Medical Center
    • New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation
    • New York University Langone Medical Center
    • PeaceHealth
    • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
    • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
    • Presbyterian Healthcare Services
    • Presence Mercy Medical Center
    • Providence Health & Services
    • R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (STC) at the University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
    • San Antonio Regional Hospital
    • San Francisco Health Network
    • Sisters of Providence Health System
    • St. John Providence Health System
    • St. Joseph Health – Sonoma County
    • St. Joseph's Medical Center
    • Sutter East Bay Hospitals
    • Swedish Medical Center
    • The MetroHealth System
    • The Mount Sinai Health System
    • UMass Memorial Healthcare
    • UnityPoint Health
    • University Health System
    • University Hospitals
    • University of Colorado Hospital
    • University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
    • University of South Alabama Health System
    • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a national award program funded by The Advisory Board Company, the de Beaumont Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation.

    The program is intended to address the upstream causes of health (factors like socioeconomic status, environmental factors, opportunities to choose nutritional food and fitness) that play an important role in shaping the health outcomes of individuals and communities. Up to 17 BUILD Health applicants will be selected to receive funds, support services, and low-interest loans.

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    Learn more about BUILD

    The BUILD Health Challenge is a $8.5 million national award program that supports innovative partnerships between health systems, public health bodies, and charitable organizations dedicated to improving community health.


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