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Nov
09

How to Prepare Your Partnership for Unpredictable Times

While volunteering as a poll monitor yesterday, I helped voters successfully cast their ballots and documented their experiences to improve the process for…

Oct
26

Why We Need Generosity for Strong Partnerships

As our team at Active Living By Design (ALBD) has worked with community leaders, coalitions, and partnerships over the past 14 years, we…

Oct
19

Partnership Lessons from Active Routes to School

Before joining Active Living By Design (ALBD), I was the project manager for Active Routes to School, a North Carolina Safe Routes to…

Oct
13

Measuring Walking Access to Parks

The US Surgeon General’s 2015 report Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities notes that…

Sep
29

Commemorating the Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

In September 2015, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy launched Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking…

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

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

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

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

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…

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