Racial equity is the critical social issue of our time, a potent lever to create conditions for ALL to be healthy and thrive. There is an urgent need to facilitate and amplify community-centered efforts to remove economic and social obstacles to health such as poverty and discrimination, and ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthy.
BUILD Health Challenge, a national collaborative that includes BlueCross BlueShield Foundation of South Carolina, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, de Beaumont Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation undertook a Listening Tour this year, co-designed with BUILD awardees and funders to better understand ways to address racial equity, center community members, and strengthen cross-sector partnerships to drive system changes.
To review BUILD’s new Listening Tour report and discover learnings from the field, testimonials from community leaders, and how BUILD is reimagining the future of community health click here.