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Nov
09

How to Prepare Your Partnership for Unpredictable Times

While volunteering as a poll monitor yesterday, I helped voters successfully cast their ballots and documented their experiences to improve the process for future voters. As I stood near both ...

Oct
26

Why We Need Generosity for Strong Partnerships

As our team at Active Living By Design (ALBD) has worked with community leaders, coalitions, and partnerships over the past 14 years, we have learned countless lessons about what works ...

Oct
19

Partnership Lessons from Active Routes to School

Before joining Active Living By Design (ALBD), I was the project manager for Active Routes to School, a North Carolina Safe Routes to School Project funded by the ...

Jun
08

Community Service Partnership Builds Capacity and New Leaders

Maria Restuccio had never heard of a Splash Park before she researched others in North Carolina and across the country. By the time she completed her investigation, however, ...

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 ...

Feb
10

Wellness Collaborative Works to Create Livable Environments

Tired of its reputation as a “bedroom community,” Alamance County leaders want to change the county’s landscape and norms so that it is a healthy and desirable place to live, ...

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 ...

Oct
21

Partnership is the Heart of Systems Change

The term “systems change” can raise impersonal and institutional connotations, particularly when used within the context of models and theories. Through Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s work and experience in ...

Jul
15

Using Collective Impact to Reduce Childhood Obesity: Considerations from a National Convening

About 1,700 people met in San Diego, CA, two weeks ago with one thing in mind: eliminating childhood obesity in the United States. Yes, it’s about children’s health—and so much more. ...

Jul
08

Strengthen Your Collaborative Efforts with these Nine Resources

LiveWell Greenville is an example of a successful collaborative effort to improve the overall health of its region in South Carolina. In the Indian folk tale “The Blind Men and the ...

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