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.
Since 2002, ALBD has gathered these lessons, principles and examples from a range of healthy community partnerships and their leaders. Themes in Lessons for Leaders include capacity building, communication, community engagement for equity, and advancing policy and systems change.
This document offers a range of insights that challenge business as usual, and explores lessons learned about investing in healthy community change to help funders of all sizes leverage their investments, achieve their goals and sustain their results.
The Jóvenes SANOS leaders have influenced adults and peers to create and influence a healthy culture in their community.
The Fun ’n FITchburg (FnF) initiative capitalized on Fitchburg’s diversity by creating the 50-member Community Mobilization Network.
Baldwin Park, CA moved beyond an “informed community engagement” model to authentic collaboration and sustainable resident empowerment through its highly successful People on the Move (POTM) initiative.
The WeTHRIVE! Initiative in Hamilton County, OH supported a broad-based shift from individual-focused public health messages and programs to a healthy community approach that that addressed environmental, policy and systems (PSE).
While remaining consistent with its mission, the Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) in Nash-Edgecombe Counties, NC shifted and broadened the frame of its work from educational and social supports for young children and their families to a healthy communities frame. It utilized established networks and approaches to introduce new ideas about healthy policy and environmental changes, carefully assessed readiness for change among partners, and showed people how they could take the work and do it in their own environments.
The Copper Country Health Kids, Healthy Communities partnership in Houghton County, MI built support among residents and elected officials for a Complete Streets ordinance…
Kane County, IL branded its integrated suite of health-oriented long range plans “Quality of Kane”, and used terms such as “promise”, “prosperity”, “quality of life” and “for everyone”.
As part of a rebranding process, LiveWell Greenville (LWG), involved diverse stakeholders in a retreat to develop a strategic action plan for the county.
Rochester, NY’s Healthy Kids initiative was shaped by collaborative strategic planning and used proactive, sustained strategic communication to advance its policy campaigns.
The Summit Health Institute for Research and Education (SHIRE) contracted with DC Hunger Solutions to advocate for increased funding for after-school meals and with Groundwork Anacostia River DC to advocate for funding of a Park Rangers pilot program.