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Jun
29
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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
6-22-2016

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
4-27-2016_2

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
Health Equity Focus

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
4-13-2016

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
3-23-blog

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
1-21-2015

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
11-13-2015_2

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
11-4-2015

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 ...

Aug
26
8-26-2015

Good Food Is Essential to Good Learning

It's that time of year again. Summer vacation is over, and whether they like it or not, kids all over the U.S. are going back to school. "Back to school" ...

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