Partners in Seattle's Chinatown-International District receive national grant award for health and housing innovation

Communities Count   (Seattle)

June 2015

A community-based effort led by InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA), Public Health - Seattle & King County, and Swedish Medical Center was awarded a national BUILD Health Challenge grant designed to support community collaborations to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. Awarded projects were recognized on the strengths of their "Bold, Upstream, Integrated, Local, and Data-driven" approaches to address the social and environmental factors that have the greatest impact on health.

The $75,000 grant will bring partners together to focus on the underlying conditions that impact health in the Seattle neighborhood of Chinatown/International District. Together, partner organizations will convene agencies across service systems; engage residents, property owners and businesses; improve health and wellbeing by addressing the barriers faced by immigrants from many places living in the same area; collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; and measure and evaluate progress.