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Deeper Lessons to Be Found in Latest Obesity Trends

By Sarah Moore, Rich Bell and Sydney Jones on June 29th, 2016

Two new reports[1] [2]  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), show that the rate of obesity in the United States has risen yet again. From 2013-2014, about 35% of men and 40% of women were obese. The obesity epidemic is now three […]

Seeing a System of Health Equity Through Community Engagement

By Geni Eng on June 22nd, 2016

When explaining the power of community engagement to reveal and address the invisible causes of health inequities, I draw on my Chinese-American culture and use the metaphor of a bowl. We use the bowl to eat and drink as well as to scoop things. On our wedding day, we use the bowl to offer respect […]

Check Your Leadership Lens Before Embarking on Collective Impact

By Risa Wilkerson on June 15th, 2016

“We think we want to do Collective Impact. How do we get started?” When asked this question by a staff of a nonprofit organization striving to improve the health of their community, we paused. “Why do you want to use the Collective Impact Model?” we asked. [1]  They answered that funders and others were talking about […]

Community Service Partnership Builds Capacity and New Leaders

By Mary Beth Powell on June 8th, 2016

Maria Restuccio had never heard of a Splash Park before she researched others in North Carolina and across the country. By the time she completed her investigation, however, she had become Impact Alamance’s resident expert on splash park design, costs, features, and operations. This was just one of many tasks Maria was assigned during her […]