Building Community Resilience Initiative

Published Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017
Issue: 
No.195
Category: 
News of Interest

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University announced that the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness recently received an $800,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for its Building Community Resilience (BCR) initiative. This grant matches an $800,000 grant awarded to support BCR work through the Nemours Foundation last year from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Building Community Resilience seeks to improve the health of families, children, and communities by fostering collaboration between public and private systems and grassroots community services to develop a protective buffer against ACEs that occur within Adverse Community Environments. It addresses the root causes of adversity to improve children's health and life outcomes by aligning resources and systems to strengthen community resilience, including pediatric health care and local governments. The initiative consists of five pilot sites across the country that serve as a learning collaborative through which best practices are developed and shared.

To learn more about the initiative visit the Milken Institute School of Public Health website here.

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