Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Active Living Minnesota (ALM) program funded eight organizations across the state. Working in partnership with others, each community implemented comprehensive ways to support active living in their counties, cities, towns, and neighborhoods through environmental and policy changes, with an emphasis on changing the built environment.
“We have learned so much from ALBD over the years. Their grounding in theory and research, fortified by their own practical insights and thought leadership about changing places to support health, is certainly an asset. Perhaps more important, ALBD helped us develop a philosophy and practice of working with communities. Make it fun. Walk the talk. Listen in earnest. These are essential, intangible elements of our funding practice that we owe to ALBD.”
Jill Naylor Chamberlain, Senior Project officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota