Build Back Better
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our communities, our workplaces, and our families. The pandemic is laying bare the historic disinvestment in public health and social safety net systems as well as the stark inequities in our society. Our safety net sector is experiencing a uniquely stressful moment as demand for safety net services skyrockets, while long-term funding for these critical resources remains at risk. As we continue through these times of uncertainty, we are all anxious to return to the normal life we knew before.
Yet, at HealthSpark we wonder- is this the push we need to create a better normal? As we pick up the pieces of our economy, our service sector, our homes and workplaces and schools, is there an opportunity to rethink the bigger picture?
It’s with this new vision in mind that HealthSpark is launching Build Back Better. Build Back Better is a cross-sector effort to rethink how our safety net system can and should function. Building off HealthSpark's last three years strengthening the safety net system through our Resiliency Initiative, we hope to engage a broad group of partners to think boldly about what true recovery and reconstruction means for our communities, our workplaces, our places of worship, our schools, and our safety net system.
Build Back Better Timeline
We are rolling out Build Back Better in three phases- scroll down to learn more about each phase and how to get involved. As we move into August, we are now in Phase 3 of our timeline- sharing our recommendations with community partners through a series of online events, and preparing presentations and reports.