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Nov
08

Home Outside the Comfort Zone

When I moved from Hawai’i to North Carolina, I thought of it as an adventure. I was in my 30s and eager to experience new things professionally and personally. Back ...

Jul
26

Building a Culture of Health through Collaborative Learning

It is impossible to achieve and sustain a Culture of Health without practicing a Culture of Learning. The complexities of the community transformation process require us to ...

May
24

Programs as Community Ministries

“Time- and resource-intensive.” “Unsustainable.” “Limited to individual responsibility.” These phrases have been used to describe concerns about programmatic strategies for improving population health, particularly when public health began emphasizing policy, ...

Apr
17

Talking Cities, Lived Experiences, and Movement-Making

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their ...

Mar
15

Sustainable Thinking: Destination or a State of Being?

When we think about sustaining healthy community change, it can feel a bit like running on a treadmill. It’s hard and, no matter how high we turn up the speed, ...

Nov
16

Finding Common Ground in Divided Places

Dear Neighbor, As we exchanged our usual pleasantries this morning in the driveway, we both paused for a moment, knowing that things are significantly different since last Tuesday. This change is ...

Sep
22

Culture Change Sustains and Thrives In Buffalo

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their ...

Jul
06

Does Your Learning Style Support a Culture of Learning?

A Culture of Learning is one of six Essential Practices in Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s Community Action Model. In order to create meaningful and sustained community change, ...

Apr
27

Embrace Discomfort to Achieve Health Equity

To “embrace difference to achieve health equity,” we must pay attention to the various factors that converge in individual communities and uniquely impact the people that live within ...

Apr
20

Embrace Difference to Achieve Health Equity

Health equity is gaining prominence in public conversations about community well-being. While not a new concept in the field, it is invigorating to see health equity as an integral part ...

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