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.
These case studies summarize the Fit Community initiative, an innovative program that helped generate changes in policies and environments in municipalities and counties across North Carolina between 2006 and 2012.
The Healthy Eating by Design project included seven community partnerships to test approaches over 18 months to provide affordable, healthy and appealing food options in lower-income communities and schools.
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.
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.
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.