ALBD assists partnerships, funders and local leaders in choosing strategies—like farmers’ markets, bike lanes and master plans—that best fit their communities’ contexts. Our engagement in 35 states and 160 communities allows us to share tools, project examples and resources that show how to create sustainable policy, systems and environmental change.
These case studies summarize the Fit Community initiative, an innovative program that helped generate changes in policies and environments in municipalities and counties across North Carolina between 2006 and 2012.
After helping to develop a Complete Streets policy in New Orleans, the KidsWalk Coalition and other advocacy groups joined a city advisory and oversight committee responsible for refining the guidelines for implementation.
In an effort to increase access to and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, many community partnerships create community gardens. By developing sustainable and local food systems that provide non-processed foods, community partnerships hope to address the healthy eating side of childhood obesity.
An initiative to identify and improve policies and implement changes to the built environment that increase children’s access to healthy foods and active living opportunities in Wake County municipalities.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities helped 49 community partnerships across the country reshape their policies and environments in support of healthy eating, active living and childhood obesity prevention.