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 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.
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.
In an effort to increase access to and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, many community partnerships create community gardens. By developing sustainable and local food systems that provide non-processed foods, community partnerships hope to address the healthy eating side of childhood obesity.
A designation and grant program, Fit Community recognized and rewarded community-based efforts to make healthy choices easier and more accessible across North Carolina.
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.