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What We Do

The Build Healthy Places Network sits at the intersection of community development, finance, public health, and healthcare. From that unique perspective we intentionally position partnerships between these sectors to leverage community-centered investments to reduce poverty, improve health, and advance racial equity.

We engage and connect leaders across sectors and advance community-led solutions by mobilizing multi-sector investments; we train and inspire leaders and advise organizations on how and why to work together; and we synthesize and communicate tools, resources, and success stories and support and inform policy change to advance health and racial equity.

Since our launch in 2014, Build Healthy Places Network has been a neutral convener bringing together cross-sector partners, providing field-level thought leadership, creating and curating tools and resources, and strengthening collaboration. Through our programs and place-based advisory services, we support multi-sector partnerships that mobilize investments and build community infrastructure to more effectively reduce poverty, improve health, and advance racial equity in urban and rural communities across the country.

This strategic balance of field-level and place-based work allows us to learn from communities themselves. We identify what works well, gaps and opportunities, and use our communications platform to lift up and share widely successful approaches for advancing systems change.

We work with leading national and regional mission-driven organizations and networks across sectors as well as with local, community-based organizations in low-income and historically marginalized neighborhoods and communities of color. We care about outcomes and impact, and we value and prioritize community leadership.