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Meet the Finalists

Announcing 20 promising solutions selected to proceed to Phase II of the NIH Build UP Trust Challenge.

Solution Locations

Phase II Proposed Solutions & Locations

Finalists

The following ten finalists will each receive $45,000 to strengthen, implement, and test their solutions during Phase II, and compete for the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 awards.
Washington, DC
American Red Cross
Equity in Cardiovascular Health: Diabetes, Hypertension Tracking for Blood Donors
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$45K Finalists
Grand Prairie, TX
Black Heart Association
Vehicle for Change!
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$45K Finalists
Boston, MA
Brigham & Women's Hospital - Division of Global Health Equity
Growing Our Own Researchers: Community Engaged Research on Navajo Nation
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$45K Finalists
Orofino, ID
Clearwater Valley Health - Dr. Kelly McGrath
Trust, Isolation and Stigma - Addressing Mental Health Access Barriers
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$45K Finalists
Birmingham, AL
ConnectionHealth-UAB
Alabama Womb2Heart Community Health Worker Solution (AW2H)
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$45K Finalists
Augusta, GA
Hub for Community Innovation Augusta
Community Outreach through Athletics in Colleges and High Schools (COACHS)
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$45K Finalists
Melbourne, Florida
Preeclampsia Foundation
Take 10
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$45K Finalists
New York, NY
SAGE
Community Action Core for Multigenerational LGBTQ+ Research and Intervention Engagement
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$45K Finalists
Juneau, AK
SEARHC
AIAN Culturally Specific Community Baby Shower and Health Resource Fai
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$45K Finalists
Bronx, NY
Sri Raj Lab
Bringing the Benefits of Genomics to Diverse Bronx Communities
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$45K Finalists

Honorable Mentions

The following ten solutions will also have up to one year to strengthen, implement, and test their solutions during Phase II and compete for the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 awards.
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Birth Center
Midwifery Care for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes in Refugee Immigrant Women
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Minneapolis, MN
Be The Match
Donor For All: Using Mismatched Unrelated Donors in Cell Therapy
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Philadelphia, PA
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Consent Comprehension Assessment Trial (CoCoA Trial)
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New York, NY
Columbia University School of Nursing - Stephanie Nino de Rivera & Dr. Ruth Masterson Creber
Building trust through data sharing with a diverse Latinx community
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Shrewsbury, MA
DeafYES! Center for Deaf Empowerment and Recovery
Disseminating "Vital Signs": Deaf Community-Engaged Research to Improve Healthcare Access
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Carson City, NV
Filipino Youth Leadership Program Organization
Tayo Technology Project
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Des Moines, IA
Refugee & Immigrant Voices in Action
Training Volunteers as Culturally-Specific Community Health Workers
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San Diego, CA
S-3 Research
Digital Tool co-creation to Encourage Equitable Lupus Research Participation
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Chicago, IL
The Board of Trustees of the University of illinois
Hope Leaders: Building Trust between Scientists and Community
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Pittsburgh, PA
UrbanKind Institute
Building Trustworthiness with Community Members through a Data Literacy Program
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Let’s build community trust and improve people’s health and well-being.

The NIH Build UP Trust Challenge will award as many as ten Finalists up to $45,000 each and the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 prizes for promising strategies that increase research participation and the adoption of medical care by building trust and improving engagement with historically underserved communities.
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