ALBD assists partnerships, funders and local leaders in choosing strategies—like farmers’ markets, bike lanes and master plans—that best fit their communities’ contexts. Our engagement in 35 states and 160 communities allows us to share tools, project examples and resources that show how to create sustainable policy, systems and environmental change.
The Community Action Model highlights the importance of a community’s context, defines six essential practices that undergird success, and focuses the action approach to 3Ps: Partner, Prepare, and Progress. It also describes some expected impacts.
After helping to develop a Complete Streets policy in New Orleans, the KidsWalk Coalition and other advocacy groups joined a city advisory and oversight committee responsible for refining the guidelines for implementation.
Research shows that Parks and Recreation departments have a positive impact on physical activity in children. In low income and minority communities hit hardest by the childhood obesity epidemic, park and recreation services represent a crucial outlet for physical activity.
An initiative to identify and improve policies and implement changes to the built environment that increase children’s access to healthy foods and active living opportunities in Wake County municipalities.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities helped 49 community partnerships across the country reshape their policies and environments in support of healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention.