The purpose of BuildHealth is to raise awareness and activity within the health innovation community. Our definition of health is holistic: it is being physically, mentally, economically, environmentally and socially balanced. Our intent is to empower community on a systemic level, providing improved access to existing resources and the opportunity for competing efforts to become collaborative.
The core functions of the BuildHealth effort are facilitation and community alignment. Our method is one of context design with a focus on how our experiences are built and encountered. This approach is taken with the understanding that efforts towards development are effective only when placed within a supportive and sustainable context.
The initiative is focused on the Greater Milwaukee area. Instead of choosing a particular area or demographic to support, BuildHealth engenders complementary efforts to create a diverse ecosystem. Parameters are established along the general lines of healthy community rather than the success or failure of a particular effort. A critical aspect to assessing scope is having the facilitating entities woven into the fabric of the effort.
Our community has what it needs to become successful in its state of health, and fundamental to finding that state is having space for interaction, creativity and production.