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A Fresh Model for Community-Driven Change

By Risa Wilkerson on March 23rd, 2016

Active Living By Design is about to launch a fresh model for community-driven change to reflect the evolution of our field’s growth. It reminds me of how far we’ve come. Early in my career, I was talked into wearing a Minnie Mouse costume at a health fair hosted by the local health department. My small […]

Charting a New Course: Reflections from Grantmakers in Health

By Sarah Strunk on March 18th, 2016

Dean Schillinger, a primary care physician by training and co-founder of, is now empowering minority youth to change the conversation about diabetes and become agents of positive social change. Amy Berman, a senior program officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, was diagnosed with advanced inflammatory breast cancer five years ago. Now she is […]

A Rural County Finds Unity in Diversity

By Donna Chavis on March 4th, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to listen in on a presentation by religious scholar and author Andrew Harvey. In his presentation, he shared a quote that resonated with me. He said, “Light comes through many different colored windows, but it is always the same light.” As I reflected on the role that community context plays […]