In partnership with the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is providing programatic support for the Nemours Building Community Resilience initiative. The program seeks to address the unhealthy environmental factors that affect not only individual children but entire communities. This is done by setting up integrated, coordinated networks that connect health care providers to social service and community organizations to address some of the root causes of childhood adversity.

Building Community Resilience has launched in five cities but will focus efforts on neighborhoods struggling with multiple problems that can lead to very high rates of stress, adverse experiences for children and the development of serious diseases.