As the Technical Assistance Director for Active Living By Design (ALBD), Phil Bors oversees ALBD’s technical assistance and coaching services in collaboration with project team members to ensure cross-project learning and quality assurance. In addition, he serves as part of the ALBD leadership team. Phil also provides coaching, technical support and consultation to coalitions across the country with a focus on policy, environment and systems change strategies for healthy communities. He joined the organization in 2002, helping to develop the ALBD Community Action Model – 5P Strategies and establish ALBD as a national leader advancing health through community design. Phil also provides consultation to other organizations that fund, develop, implement and evaluate community health interventions. Phil is ALBD’s evaluation liaison, having led the development, implementation and data analysis for a web-based system that documents community changes. He has been an advisor, trainer and consultant to a variety of funders and initiatives, such as the CDC-funded Walkability Action Institute and Community of Practice, NC Move More Scholars Institute, and NC Department of Transportation’s WalkBikeNC state plan.
Prior to his time with ALBD, he was the evaluation coordinator for the North Carolina Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Program in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He also worked as a certified paramedic and instructor in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Phil earned a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in health behavior and health education from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill.
Phil is involved in his own community as an organizer of the Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity coalition. He previously served on the Chatham County Transportation Advisory Committee, Pittsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and worked with Chatham Soccer League to increase access to play for low income kids. He has also participated in various local planning, transportation, public school, and health promotion initiatives. He stays active by walking his dog, playing soccer, shooting hoops, bicycling, running, and playing with his friends and two daughters.