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Oct
18

Building Effective Coalitions for Racial Equity

Last month, a group of around 500 people and I participated in a webinar covering the launch of the fearlessly groundbreaking Walking Towards Justice Series. It was organized by America ...

Aug
23

Monuments to Racism Undermine Community Health

Recent events in Charlottesville, VA have sent us reeling. At Active Living By Design, we believe that health and well-being are essential human rights, and we know that the connections ...

Jul
12

Put Race at the Center to Improve Health

Racism impacts our health and well-being. This is something we don’t say often enough, despite the fact that people of color still have higher rates of morbidity and mortality than ...

Jun
14

Good Neighbors Address Rural Health Disparities

I grew up in southern Michigan near a small town with only a thousand people. I lived in the “country.” That’s what we called anything outside of the one-square-mile town ...

Jun
01

Health Equity: When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough

I recently completed many years of service as a board member for a local nonprofit that improves the lives of girls and young women. I loved it and felt we ...

Apr
26

How I Benefited from Unfair Housing

Fighting American Nationals picket in front of CORE (Congress of Racial Equity) protesters who were demanding Levitt & Sons to open the Belair subdivision in Bowie, MD, to African Americans. ...

Apr
20

Achieving Health Equity Means Including People with Disabilities

There are several definitions of “health equity,” but most would agree with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) definition, which states that “Health equity is achieved when every ...

Feb
16

A Conversation with Natalie S. Burke about Facilitative Leadership

Some people leave a lasting impression. They live beyond their comfort zones, their vulnerability reminding you that if you don’t try, you almost certainly will fail. They speak their truth ...

Jan
13

An Interview with ALBD Board Chair, Niiobli Armah

Niiobli Armah IV is founder of We-Collab, a social change organization that works across public and private sectors to accelerate innovation in local communities. He works at Bloomberg Associates, an ...

Jun
29

Deeper Lessons to Be Found in Latest Obesity Trends

Two new reports[1] [2]  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), show that the ...

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