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Dec
18

It’s the Thought that Counts in Sustaining Healthy Communities

  The holiday season is a time of traditions. Across families, cultures and beliefs, customs connect us to one another and the past. They can provide a sense of comfort and ...

Dec
16

Building a Movement for a Culture of Health

At one time or another, almost all of us pledge to be healthier. Eat better, exercise regularly or sleep more. But as we all know, sustaining these efforts over the ...

Dec
09

Imagining the Movement We Don’t Have Yet

As efforts proliferate to adjust to healthcare reform legislation, many new ideas emerge about how to finance change, collect and share better data, change clinical practices, retool our healthcare workforce, ...

Dec
02

Active Aging Builds Social Connections: Q&A with Dan Burden

As a member of Active Living By Design’s (ALBD’s) inaugural National Advisory Committee (NAC) from 2002-2005, Dan Burden helped us understand what it takes to create activity-friendly communities for everyone. ...

Nov
19

Alleviating Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Through Community Partnerships

Although many people are aging healthily and have access to nutritious food, according to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture, nine percent of households with ...

Nov
13

Where Safe Routes Are Most Needed

If you’ve read our blog recently, or if you’ve been paying attention to healthy communities media streams in our world, you know about a renewed national push to ...

Nov
04

Aging Gracefully Through Site Design and Community Connections

I have the “honor” of being the oldest person at Active Living By Design and one of only two Baby Boomers in a sea of Gen Xers, Gen Ys and ...

Oct
28

Accidental Systems Change

Policy, systems and environmental change (or PSE change for short) is a phrase we talk about a lot in our work with communities. If we’re introducing the concept for the ...

Oct
21

Partnership is the Heart of Systems Change

The term “systems change” can raise impersonal and institutional connotations, particularly when used within the context of models and theories. Through Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s work and experience in ...

Oct
14

A Legacy of Joyful Work

It’s truly an honor to be the new executive director of Active Living By Design (ALBD), especially as I reflect on my early years of healthy communities work ...

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