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Patience Pays

By Tim Schwantes on June 20th, 2014

I first went to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington in New Hanover County, NC when I was a young kid on spring break from school. I remember being so excited, because we’d recently moved to North Carolina from Western New York, where it’s rare to bask in the sun in April and unheard of to drive […]

Do You Know a Connector When You See One?

By Mary Beth Powell on June 18th, 2014

“There are exceptional people out there who are capable of starting epidemics. All you have to do is find them.” – Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Twice each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gathers senior managers from organizations it funds who are working to reduce childhood obesity. […]

More Than a Job

By Phil Bors on June 12th, 2014

Most of us can recall job descriptions with one final ambiguous responsibility, “other duties as assigned,” the grab bag of impromptu work assignments. In other words, do these chores on short notice and often at the expense of other, more meaningful tasks. For me, some of these duties include helping a co-worker convert a document […]

Stepping Out of the Exam Room and Into the Community

By Tim Schwantes on June 5th, 2014

When Active Living By Design’s (ALBD) graduate assistant, Stephen Krumland, goes back to Omaha this month for his final year of medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he’ll return with a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Care and Prevention from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). […]

Bridging Community and Home Environments for Healthy Living

By Joanne Lee on June 2nd, 2014

At Active Living By Design (ALBD), our vision is that all communities are healthy communities where routine physical activity and healthy eating are accessible, easy and affordable to everyone. In my efforts to “walk the talk” and practice the vision of ALBD, I’ve thought about the meaning of the word “routine” and how the varying […]