• Read more about Growing a Movement to build healthy communities

    Growing a Movement

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

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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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  • Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Infographic to build healthy communities and community design

    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 resource to build healthy communities and 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 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 inform the healthy communities field by supporting local actions and national networks.
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  • Lifting Leaders_main image_2
    We encourage and empower leaders at all levels to advance their contributions and deepen their impacts.
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  • Inspiring Collaboration_main image_2
    We strengthen collaboration to improve policies, systems and environments for healthy places.
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