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.
The Healthy Eating by Design project included seven community partnerships to test approaches over 18 months to provide affordable, healthy and appealing food options in lower-income communities and schools.
The Community Action Model highlights the importance of a community’s context, defines six essential practices that undergird success, and focuses the action approach to 3Ps: Partner, Prepare, and Progress. It also describes some expected impacts.
A designation and grant program, Fit Community recognized and rewarded community-based efforts to make healthy choices easier and more accessible across North Carolina.
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.