Emily Yu

Exec Dir
BUILD Health Challenge

As Executive Director of the BUILD Health Challenge, Emily is helping to change the future of health in America and leading the charge to cultivate community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy. With nearly two decades of experience in program development and social marketing strategy implementation, for both the public and private sectors, Emily brings together a unique perspective that fuels her passion for both identifying and proving sustainable models for social change.

A dynamic funding collaborative, the BUILD Health Challenge is improving health — by improving the social and environmental conditions we less readily associate with health. In support of this bold goal, Emily is forging dynamic partnerships to tackle a wide variety of issues, including: improving substandard housing stock, eliminating food deserts, creating opportunities for exercise and active living, and ending the cycle of domestic and gang violence, among others.

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