The BUILD Health Challenge is a national awards program designed to support community collaborations in urban neighborhoods experiencing health disparities that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. The objective of The BUILD Health Challenge is to increase the number and effectiveness of hospital, community, and public health collaborations that improve health, lower costs and promote health equity.
The New Brunswick Healthy Housing Collaborative harnesses the efforts of our partners: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Saint Peters University Hospital, the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, and others within the Healthier Middlesex networks to identify and implement solutions concerning healthy housing in New Brunswick. In particular focus is placed on two neighborhoods: Unity Square and Esperanza. The goal of the grant is to not only educate the community on healthy housing practices, but provide them with tools and resources to create long-term change.