Hear from Emily Yu of BUILD Health Challenge 

The second episode of the podcast More than Health Care: A Community Health Conversation is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. Every other week, a new episode will uncover keys to collaboration and holistic health in pursuit of improved health outcomes and lower costs for all. 

In the latest episode Emily Yu, executive director of BUILD Health Challenge, discusses how her organization continually learns alongside its communities. Through its cohorts of members, which tackle complex health issues in innovative and creative ways, BUILD Health Challenge tackles root causes of chronic diseases in communities around the country. Listen to this episode to learn about the importance of using residents to drive community health.  

Opportunity to Join BUILD Health Challenge
BUILD Health Challenge is looking to support up to 17 innovative collaboratives that are working together in dynamic ways to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Each award includes up to $250,000 in funding over two-and-a-half years; a robust array of coaching and support services; participation in a national network of peers engaged in similar work; and more. Apply online by April 5

About the Podcast 
While many are realizing that collaboration and holistic approaches are the solution, the health care and human services sectors are struggling to find the right formula to realize the full potential. The More than Health Care podcast is designed to help organizations overcome barriers to partnerships resulting from cultural differences, financial pressures, and rules and regulations. 

In addition to showcasing inspiring examples of integration from across the country, featured experts will expose the myths, misconceptions, and shortcomings of efforts to address the social determinants of health through collaboration across sectors. 

This podcast is presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Ascentria Care Alliance, and Beech Acres Parenting Center. Cohosts Jill Huynh, vice president of new business development at Beech Acres, and Tim Johnstone, executive vice president of community services at Ascentria, work at the intersection of health and human services, bringing the expertise and practical experience to uncover key takeaways for improving health care and human services integration.

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Learn more about the Alliance's efforts to improve population health and well-being.