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Nov
15

Limitless Thinking for New Solutions

Limitless. That was TEDMED 2017’s theme this month. Many of the talks were introduced with “what if” statements. “What if electricity were medicine?”…

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…

Oct
25

It’s Not About the Horseshoes

A few months ago I joined members of the Alamance Wellness Collaborative, a county-wide coalition that Active Living By Design supports, on visits…

Oct
18

Building Effective Coalitions for Racial Equity

Last month, a group of around 500 people and I participated in a webinar covering the launch of the fearlessly groundbreaking Walking Towards…

Oct
04

Oregon Community Addresses Homelessness to Improve Community Health

Quality housing is essential for health and well-being. As the public health community has broadened its understanding and recognition of the social determinants…

Sep
20

To Reduce Impact of Natural Disasters, Strengthen Social Ties

Layered deeply in the process of healthy community work, so integral they can be overlooked, are two key factors that impact our ability…

Sep
13

Community Health and Climate Change: Local Strategies Can Address Both

The American Public Health Association (APHA) declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. And, fittingly, September was designated Extreme Weather Month….

Sep
07

Four Things We Learned from Evaluating Our Impact

As an essential practice in Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s Community Action Model, we often talk about cultivating a Culture of Learning. And…

Aug
30

Creating Safe, Active, and Healthy Communities Through Walkability

At America Walks, we know that the benefits of walking extend well beyond health. Everything from familial relationships and community engagement to local…

Aug
23

Monuments to Racism Undermine Community Health

Recent events in Charlottesville, VA have sent us reeling. At Active Living By Design, we believe that health and well-being are essential human…

Aug
16

Is Facilitative Leadership an Art or an Ordeal?

If you’re a changemaker who is committed to community engagement as an essential practice for advancing health equity and addressing complex problems, you…

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