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To Reduce Impact of Natural Disasters, Strengthen Social Ties

By Risa Wilkerson on September 20th, 2017

Layered deeply in the process of healthy community work, so integral they can be overlooked, are two key factors that impact our ability to survive and thrive: trusting relationships and connections to neighbors. The floods, fires, and earthquakes during the last couple of weeks are vivid reminders of how vulnerable community health can be. The […]

Community Health and Climate Change: Local Strategies Can Address Both

By Sarah Moore on September 13th, 2017

The American Public Health Association (APHA) declared 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. And, fittingly, September was designated Extreme Weather Month. As Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are beginning the long recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, 140 wildfires are consuming two million acres of land in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, […]

Four Things We Learned from Evaluating Our Impact

By Sydney Jones on September 7th, 2017

As an essential practice in Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s Community Action Model, we often talk about cultivating a Culture of Learning. And as ALBD’s evaluation specialist, helping our team learn is part of my job description! Learning what works and what doesn’t is essential for nonprofits, governments, and partnerships to make the most impact […]