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These Two Pastors Became Believers—In Young People

By Rich Bell and Sarah Moore on May 25th, 2016

The Reverends Richard Joyner and Jeffrey Brown reached turning points in their careers when they realized that the early, preventable deaths in their communities—due primarily to poor nutrition or violent crime—were problems they could help solve. Through their authentic approach to community engagement, specifically with youth, both have created positive change that many in their […]

Authentic Community Engagement Requires Vulnerability

By Tim Schwantes on May 18th, 2016

When was the last time you were disarmed and uncomfortable in a professional setting, and stayed in that place longer than usual for the greater good? In order to create healthy community change, community engagement is vital and can sometimes create such discomfort. One of Active Living By Design’s six Essential Practices, community engagement is […]

Atlanta’s BeltLine: So Much More than a Walkway

By Phil Bors on May 11th, 2016

I just returned from Atlanta after participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) second annual Walkability Action Institute, which was convened by CDC and organized by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). Having worked for a state health department, I traveled to Atlanta many times to spend countless hours in […]