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9-21-2016
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,…

Sep
14
9-14-2016

Are We Sustaining Our Work or Sustaining Its Impact?

Whether we’re nonprofit leaders, government agency directors, coalition partners, consultants, or local advocates, most of us who work in the healthy communities field…

Sep
08
9-7-2016

Introducing: Where are They Now?

Over the past 14 years, Active Living By Design (ALBD) has collaborated with amazing professionals and change agents who are talented and committed…

Aug
31
8-30-2016

How Power Embedded in English Can Undermine Your Work

Ownership, power, and violence are embedded in the English language. From possessive grammar to catchphrases with violent metaphors, how we communicate about our…

Aug
24
8-23-2016

Improve Your Message By Asking Questions—Especially These Questions

Healthy community leaders are constantly aiming to create demand and support for specific changes, and it can be tempting to use traditional health…

Aug
10
Strategic Communication

Three Lessons My Neighbor Taught Me About Strategic Communication

A recent conversation with a neighbor taught me a few things about understanding. She and I usually disagree about almost everything—from politics to…

Jul
27
7-27-2016

One Foundation’s Culture of Learning Enriches a Region

I was recently at a conference with a nationally-recognizable keynote speaker who I had heard a few times over the past few years….

Jul
13
7-13-2016

Learning and Growing at a Small-Town Farmers’ Market

On a sunny spring Saturday in 2015 in Zebulon, NC, its Community Center became the town’s very first open air market connecting local…

Jul
06
Culture of Learning

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…

Jun
29
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Deeper Lessons to Be Found in Latest Obesity Trends

Two new reports[1] [2]  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA),…

Jun
22
6-22-2016

Seeing a System of Health Equity Through Community Engagement

When explaining the power of community engagement to reveal and address the invisible causes of health inequities, I draw on my Chinese-American culture…

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