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Why We Need Generosity for Strong Partnerships

By Rich Bell on October 26th, 2016

As our team at Active Living By Design (ALBD) has worked with community leaders, coalitions, and partnerships over the past 14 years, we have learned countless lessons about what works when it comes to creating sustainable healthy community change. We know that relationships matter—especially when we’re seeking change that is truly community-led. Good relationships set […]

Partnership Lessons from Active Routes to School

By Danielle Sherman on October 19th, 2016

Before joining Active Living By Design (ALBD), I was the project manager for Active Routes to School, a North Carolina Safe Routes to School Project funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and led by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NCDPH). In that role, I supported 10 regional project coordinators across […]

Measuring Walking Access to Parks

By Dee Merriam on October 13th, 2016

The US Surgeon General’s 2015 report Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities notes that just 22 minutes a day of physical activity such as brisk walking may improve your health. The report goes on to recommend creating desirable destinations, such as parks, that are close to […]