Posts by Melissa Monbouquette

Melissa is a program officer at the de Beaumont Foundation.

Apply now for the BUILD Health Challenge

The BUILD Health Challenge is now accepting applications to support up to 17 innovative collaboratives that include a community-based organization, hospital or health system, and public health department working together in dynamic ways to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health. Inclusion of additional cross-sector partners such as health plans, businesses, foundations,… Read more »

Blending, Braiding, and Block-Granting Funds for Public Health and Prevention: Implications for States

The National Academy for State Health Policy, the de Beaumont Foundation, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials recently convened a group of state health policymakers from 11 states to strategically address opportunities and challenges that may result from potential changes to the federal funding landscape. A new report, Blending, Braiding, and Block-Granting… Read more »

de Beaumont & ASTHO Announce Winners of First-Ever PH WINS Challenge

This article was also posted here.  Earlier this summer, ASTHO partnered with the de Beaumont Foundation to launch the first-ever national “Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) Model Policies and Practices Challenge.” As part of the PH WINS Research to Action initiative, this challenge highlights workforce innovations that are changing the public… Read more »

19 Communities Embark on Two-Year Endeavor to Transform Health in their Communities as Part of the “BUILD Health Challenge”

Funders from across the country have joined together to announce their support of 19 community collaborations over the next two years as part of the BUILD Health Challenge. Funder resources totaling $8 million will support multi-sector local partnerships in each community aimed at addressing a variety of upstream factors such as transportation planning, quality of… Read more »

Building Skills for a More Strategic Health Workforce: A Call to Action

The de Beaumont Foundation and its National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development today released the report Building Skills for a More Strategic Health Workforce: A Call to Action, which offers guidance on strategic, system-wide approaches to public health workforce development at the federal, state, and local levels. State and local governmental public health agencies have long… Read more »