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It’s the Thought that Counts in Sustaining Healthy Communities

By Joanne Lee on December 18th, 2015

  The holiday season is a time of traditions. Across families, cultures and beliefs, customs connect us to one another and the past. They can provide a sense of comfort and are often unquestioned over generations. Yet there are times when holding on to what once worked no longer serves the original, well-intended purpose, and […]

Building a Movement for a Culture of Health

By Don Schwarz on December 16th, 2015

At one time or another, almost all of us pledge to be healthier. Eat better, exercise regularly or sleep more. But as we all know, sustaining these efforts over the long-term can prove challenging. At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we’ve made our own pledge: to build a Culture of Health in America so […]

Imagining the Movement We Don’t Have Yet

By Rich Bell on December 9th, 2015

As efforts proliferate to adjust to healthcare reform legislation, many new ideas emerge about how to finance change, collect and share better data, change clinical practices, retool our healthcare workforce, and sharpen our collective focus on the social determinants of health. While many of these ideas hold merit, they don’t have the vital, subversive energy […]

Active Aging Builds Social Connections: Q&A with Dan Burden

By Sarah Strunk on December 2nd, 2015

As a member of Active Living By Design’s (ALBD’s) inaugural National Advisory Committee (NAC) from 2002-2005, Dan Burden helped us understand what it takes to create activity-friendly communities for everyone. Over the years, Dan has collaborated with residents, policy makers and practitioners in more than 3,500 communities across the world. And today, he is Director […]