ALBD coaches change agents, such as grantmakers investing in place-based work and community members leading local action, to achieve their goals and sustain their results. We facilitate capacity-building for community residents and organizational, philanthropic and government leaders by providing technical assistance and convening learning networks, conferences, webinars and meetings.
Through a diverse array of assessment projects and deployment of ten “promotoras”, Denver’s HKHC partnership was able to train emerging resident leaders, build new networks of relationships, increase meeting attendance and participation, and unearth new problem-solving methods.
Since 2002, ALBD has gathered these lessons, principles and examples from a range of healthy community partnerships and their leaders. Themes in Lessons for Leaders include capacity building, communication, community engagement for equity, and advancing policy and systems change.
This document showcases 30 of the dozens of dedicated Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities leaders who strengthened relationships, transformed environments and changed the norms of their communities. Their stories have inspired our team. We believe they will inspire you, too.
The Crim Fitness Foundation (the Crim), a Flint, MI-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to cultivating accessible, vibrant communities in Flint and Genesee County that encourage people to lead healthy lifestyles by integrating physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness into their daily lives.