Build Healthy Places Network
Investing in Communities, Transforming Lives
Connecting leaders working to improve health and well-being in low-income communities.
The Build Healthy Places Network is a national initiative which is fostering collaboration between the community development and health sectors to advance health equity.
Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a partner of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and program of the Public Institute, the Network was established in recognition that collaboration between these sectors is critical to building a national Culture of Health. It is working to expand understanding of the similarities between the root causes of poverty and poor health, and develop tools to assist leaders and practitioners who are helping create communities where all people have the opportunity to live healthy and rewarding lives.
Grants and Grant Programs
RWJF supports programs to help everyone in our nation have the opportunity to live healthier lives.
Blog PostBuilding Healthier Places in Birmingham and Beyond
June 1, 2015
How a section of Birmingham, Alabama is redeveloping and offering greater opportunities for people at multiple income levels. The secret? Engaging the community.
Blog PostNew Network Unites Community Leaders to Improve Health
December 10, 2014
The Build Healthy Places Network, an innovative resource to improve health outcomes in low-income communities, was launched during the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Supporting the Build Healthy Places Network to foster cross-sector collaborations of health and community development to advance health equity
February 13, 2017
To leverage the learning, inroads, and successes of the first three years of the Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN), this renewal grant will continue to promote work at the intersection of community development and health.
Establishing a national partnership to support and catalyze work at the intersection of the community development and population health
December 20, 2013
Building on the Healthy Communities Initiative, a three-year partnership between the Federal Reserve System and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this effort will create a network of partners that will support and catalyze work at the intersection of community development and health.