BUILD 2 Trenton Report: Safe Corridors
Trenton Health Team was among 19 cross-sector, community partnerships selected to participate in the BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) advancing sustainable improvements in community health from 2017-2019.
THT collaborated with community partners, Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, and the City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services, to initiate a “Safe & Healthy Corridor” along Brunswick Avenue, coordinating and building on existing and planned activities to improve the environment within that section of Trenton’s North Ward.
This report focuses on THT’s progress implementing the BUILD model—moving resources, action, and attention upstream in their communities on long-standing, difficult health issues.
Equal Measure and Spark Policy Institute, BUILD’s learning and evaluation partners, explored four questions as the award period closed:
- What does it mean for communities to implement the BUILD principles and advance equity?
- To what extent are systems changing in BUILD communities?
- In what ways are funders experiencing the impact of participating in BUILD?
- What are the future implications for BUILD?
The findings proved to be encouraging and offered BUILD stakeholders a few unexpected insights as well.