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Jun
02

Bridging Community and Home Environments for Healthy Living

At Active Living By Design (ALBD), our vision is that all communities are healthy communities where routine physical activity and healthy eating are…

May
25

Youth Will Make Us Better

When youth peer leaders in Fitchburg, MA got involved in the city’s park system, it sparked a newfound sense of pride and ownership…

May
19

Leading from the Middle: A Strategy for Effective Leadership

  Childhood experiences can leave an indelible mark in our subconscious. For some, they also create a trajectory for addressing health inequities in…

May
12

To Build a Bike Lane is to Believe in Tomorrow

I’ve often heard, and like the saying, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I love knowing that the seed I…

May
11

Active Living By Design Salutes Congressman Oberstar

This past weekend, the healthy communities movement lost one of its most beloved leaders, Congressman James Oberstar. Congressman Oberstar represented the 8th Congressional…

Apr
28

Three Ways to Become a Covert Health Champion

The intersection of Conkey Ave. and Clifford Ave., in Rochester, NY, has long held a reputation as an open-air drug market. It was…

Apr
21

Community-Owned Government: A Lost Ideal or Achievable Goal?

“…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln I’ve often reflected on the…

Apr
20

Open Use Policy Provides 210 Acres of Playground and Green Space in Chattanooga/Hamilton County

What happens when a community partnership embraces its power? Can community-driven change really lead to broad scale policy change? When I think about…

Apr
05

What’s growing under the numbers?

“Not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein The release of the 2014 County Health Rankings last week and the expansion…

Mar
11

Leadership Wisdom from 30 Healthy Community Leaders

Who is behind the rapidly growing healthy communities’ movement across the United States? Who are the leaders bringing their passion and expertise to…

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