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.
The Buffalo HKHC partnership has used a variety of methods to strengthen its relationships with City staff and community members. These relationships have boosted participation in the local Complete Streets Coalition and Food Policy Council; and improved policy implementation.
The Fun ’n FITchburg (FnF) initiative capitalized on Fitchburg’s diversity by creating the 50-member Community Mobilization Network.
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.
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.