• Click here to read Growing a Movement

    Growing a Movement

    This report provides an overview of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities national program, which supported 49 partnerships to increase children’s access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity through changes in policies, systems and environments in communities.

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  • Click here to access Lessons for Leaders

    Lessons for Leaders

    Lessons for Leaders is a resource that provides leaders of local healthy community partnerships with practical, field-tested, strategic advice to help them be more proactive and effective.

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    HKHC Infographic

    Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities focused on reaching children at greatest risk for obesity, based on race/ethnicity, income and/or geographic location. This infographic provides a high-level overview of the grantees' collective work.

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  • Investing in Healthy Community Change

    Investing in Healthy Community Change

    This new resource offers a range of ideas that challenge business as usual and explores lessons learned to help funders of all sizes leverage their investments, achieve their goals and sustain their results.

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Active Living By Design partners with leaders, nonprofit organizations, coalitions and funders to find accessible, easy, affordable ways to create healthy communities for all. We can help you make your streets safer, bring healthy foods to your stores, and build parks, playgrounds and other active spaces for children and adults.

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    We inform the healthy communities field by supporting local actions and national networks.
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    We encourage and empower leaders at all levels to advance their contributions and deepen their impacts.
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    We strengthen collaboration to improve policies, systems and environments for healthy places.
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