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Commemorating the Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

By Kate Kraft on September 29th, 2016

In September 2015, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy launched Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. The Call to Action urges Americans to be more physically active through walking or rolling to the best of their abilities and for communities from across the US to […]

Culture Change Sustains and Thrives In Buffalo

By Joanne Lee on September 22nd, 2016

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their successes. During a recent visit to Buffalo, New York, I re-connected with partners and saw first-hand how they have grown and sustained a thriving, healthy […]

Are We Sustaining Our Work or Sustaining Its Impact?

By Sarah Strunk on September 14th, 2016

Whether we’re nonprofit leaders, government agency directors, coalition partners, consultants, or local advocates, most of us who work in the healthy communities field cobble together our annual budgets from a variety of sources: Endowment income and unrestricted revenue, if we’re lucky. Multi-year grants, on occasion. Contracts and line item budget allocations, in a good year. […]

Introducing: Where are They Now?

By Phil Bors on September 8th, 2016

Over the past 14 years, Active Living By Design (ALBD) has collaborated with amazing professionals and change agents who are talented and committed organizers of healthy community initiatives. Typically, our connection formed because we provided coaching and technical assistance to dozens of partnerships and project directors supported by a variety of multi-year grants. In the course […]