• Explore the new Community Action Model

    Community Action Model

    The new Community Action Model supports community coalitions and local leaders seeking a collaborative approach to creating healthier places, as well as to funders seeking a tested approach for local investments.

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  • Investing in Healthy Community Change resource

    Investing in Healthy Community Change

    This 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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  • Lessons for Leaders report on community design and building health communities

    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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  • Read more about Growing a Movement of healthier communities

    Growing a Movement

    Learn about how Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities increased children’s access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity through changes in community policies, systems, and environments.

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Active Living By Design partners with nonprofits, local leaders and funders to create healthy communities. 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 help implement field tested, community-specific strategies to create healthier places.
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    We empower leaders at all levels to leverage their contributions and deepen their impact.
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    We strengthen dialogue and enrich partnerships cultivating long-term, community-led change.
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