The Avondale Children Thrive initiative has been selected by a coalition of 12 funding organizations to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge, a national program that puts multi-sector community partnerships at the foundation of improving health for everyone. The Cincinnati-specific project will focus on maternal and child health and serve residents in the Avondale neighborhood. Avondale Children Thrive is one of 19 partnerships selected to participate.
BUILD awards funding, capacity building support, and access to a national peer-learning network. The program emphasizes cross-sector collaboration among local non-profit organizations, hospitals, and public health departments to address upstream conditions that create opportunities for better health. BUILD selected Avondale Children Thrive because of its Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven (BUILD) ideas to improve the health of its residents.