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 Fun ’n FITchburg (FnF) initiative capitalized on Fitchburg’s diversity by creating the 50-member Community Mobilization Network.
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.
The Healthy Eating by Design pilot project supported 12 Active Living by Design community partnerships in identifying and implementing promising healthy eating strategies in either school or community settings.