ALBD supports those who seek a collaborative approach to community change. Drawing from our experience as a bridge between diverse communities across the country and philanthropies which invest in them, we help sustain strong partnerships within communities, between communities, and between coalitions and funders.
Engaging immigrant populations in healthy eating and active living policy work is imperative to sustain the movement. It is also critical as many immigrant groups reach higher obesity levels as they assimilate into US culture and communities.
The Fit Together Grant Program was established to support five rural North Carolina community partnerships to improve community health and increase physical activity utilizing Active Living By Design’s Community Action Model.
Working in partnership with others, each community implemented comprehensive ways to support active living in their counties, cities, towns and neighborhoods through environmental and policy changes, with an emphasis on changing the built environment.