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Bringing a Health Equity Focus and Facilitative Leadership Practices to Advocacy Efforts

By Danielle Sherman on February 23rd, 2017

Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s Community Action Model includes six Essential Practices that are critical for creating meaningful and sustained community change. Based on my professional and personal experiences, I have found that these essential practices are helpful in guiding many different types of partnerships toward change. For example, I serve on a national task […]

A Conversation with Natalie S. Burke about Facilitative Leadership

By Sarah Strunk on February 16th, 2017

Some people leave a lasting impression. They live beyond their comfort zones, their vulnerability reminding you that if you don’t try, you almost certainly will fail. They speak their truth authentically and passionately, paving a way for you to search more deeply for your own. And they lead with a spirit of abundance that cultivates […]

Advancing Equity in Two Florida Communities

By Phil Bors on February 8th, 2017

A Conversation with Laureen Husband Today’s shifting political environment has increased urgency in the struggle for equity. New federal policies will impact the resources we have to address critical community health challenges. So more than ever, we count on the helpful perspective, optimism, and wisdom of friends and colleagues who have partnered with Active Living […]

Community Progress Lies Beyond Your Comfort Zone

By Tim Schwantes on February 1st, 2017

As I reflect on 2016 (which all of a sudden seems like another lifetime ago) and the lessons it offered about how polarized and allegedly divided our country is, I’m reminded that almost everyone wants the same things. We all want to live healthy lives in thriving communities where there are opportunities for all of […]