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Aug
15

Jailed for Justice

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made.”…

Aug
07

Can You Get on Board with Los Jets?

Here’s a great storyline. One that has everything: compelling characters, real-life struggles, a hero’s journey and victory in the face of incredible odds….

Aug
01

Leading in a Supporting Role

She approaches her healthy communities work like a skilled photographer. She works patiently to capture that perfect shot, that moment when someone has…

Jul
23

Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast

In 1966, I relied totally on my bicycle to get everywhere I wanted to go. In my old New York City neighborhood, if…

Jul
16

Culture of Health: Journey or Destination?

Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recognized six communities from across the nation (out of hundreds of applicants) with the 2014…

Jul
01

Are You Investing in a Community or a World Cup?

If you want to know why a highly successful World Cup event could provoke popular street protests in futbol-obsessed Brazil, just follow the…

Jun
20

Patience Pays

I first went to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington in New Hanover County, NC when I was a young kid on spring break from…

Jun
18

Do You Know a Connector When You See One?

“There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.” – Malcolm Gladwell, The…

Jun
12

More Than a Job

Most of us can recall job descriptions with one final ambiguous responsibility, “other duties as assigned,” the grab bag of impromptu work assignments….

Jun
05

Stepping Out of the Exam Room and Into the Community

When Active Living By Design’s (ALBD) graduate assistant, Stephen Krumland, goes back to Omaha this month for his final year of medical school…

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