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Jul
23

Slow Down, You’re Moving Too Fast

In 1966, I relied totally on my bicycle to get everywhere I wanted to go. In my old New York City neighborhood, if…

Jul
16

Culture of Health: Journey or Destination?

Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recognized six communities from across the nation (out of hundreds of applicants) with the 2014…

Jul
01

Are You Investing in a Community or a World Cup?

If you want to know why a highly successful World Cup event could provoke popular street protests in futbol-obsessed Brazil, just follow the…

Jun
20

Patience Pays

I first went to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington in New Hanover County, NC when I was a young kid on spring break from…

Jun
18

Do You Know a Connector When You See One?

“There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.” – Malcolm Gladwell, The…

Jun
12

More Than a Job

Most of us can recall job descriptions with one final ambiguous responsibility, “other duties as assigned,” the grab bag of impromptu work assignments….

Jun
05

Stepping Out of the Exam Room and Into the Community

When Active Living By Design’s (ALBD) graduate assistant, Stephen Krumland, goes back to Omaha this month for his final year of medical school…

Jun
02

Bridging Community and Home Environments for Healthy Living

At Active Living By Design (ALBD), our vision is that all communities are healthy communities where routine physical activity and healthy eating are…

May
25

Youth Will Make Us Better

When youth peer leaders in Fitchburg, MA got involved in the city’s park system, it sparked a newfound sense of pride and ownership…

May
19

Leading from the Middle: A Strategy for Effective Leadership

  Childhood experiences can leave an indelible mark in our subconscious. For some, they also create a trajectory for addressing health inequities in…

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