More than a dozen years of successful initiatives have deepened Active Living By Design’s understanding of the community change process and have informed our Community Action Model, which is relevant for a variety of community health goals. This model highlights the importance of a community’s context, defines six essential practices for success, and outlines a 3P Action approach: Partner, Prepare, and Progress. It also presents some expected impacts. This model can be useful to community coalitions, local leaders looking for a collaborative process to creating healthier places, and to funders seeking a tested approach for local investments.
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