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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 ...

Jun
22

Seeing a System of Health Equity Through Community Engagement

When explaining the power of community engagement to reveal and address the invisible causes of health inequities, I draw on my Chinese-American culture and use the metaphor of a bowl. ...

Apr
27

Embrace Discomfort to Achieve Health Equity

To “embrace difference to achieve health equity,” we must pay attention to the various factors that converge in individual communities and uniquely impact the people that live within ...

Apr
20

Embrace Difference to Achieve Health Equity

Health equity is gaining prominence in public conversations about community well-being. While not a new concept in the field, it is invigorating to see health equity as an integral part ...

Apr
13

At the Intersection of Human Connection and Equity

At the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference, the theme was Intersections: Where Transportation and Health Meet. The sessions were enlightening, and the intersection theme went even deeper. Throughout ...

Mar
23

A Fresh Model for Community-Driven Change

Active Living By Design is about to launch a fresh model for community-driven change to reflect the evolution of our field’s growth. It reminds me of how far we’ve come. Early ...

Nov
19

Alleviating Food Insecurity Among Older Adults Through Community Partnerships

Although many people are aging healthily and have access to nutritious food, according to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture, nine percent of households with ...

Nov
13

Where Safe Routes Are Most Needed

If you’ve read our blog recently, or if you’ve been paying attention to healthy communities media streams in our world, you know about a renewed national push to ...

Nov
04

Aging Gracefully Through Site Design and Community Connections

I have the “honor” of being the oldest person at Active Living By Design and one of only two Baby Boomers in a sea of Gen Xers, Gen Ys and ...

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