Blog Archives

The Air We Share

By Sarah Moore on September 12th, 2019

How air quality impacts community health, and how we can improve it

Four Culture of Health Prize Communities Share Why They’re Addressing Education as a Social Determinant of Health

By Sarah Strunk on September 5th, 2019

As Healthy Places by Design’s Sarah Moore reflected in her August 15 blog, education is a social determinant of health and one of the strongest indicators of life expectancy. So it’s no wonder that communities across the country are working hard to ensure that all children have an opportunity to thrive. Their lives—and our nation’s […]

Aetna Foundation Grantees Use Virtual Connections for Self-Sustained Learning

By Daijah Street Davis on August 29th, 2019

Aetna Foundation Grantees Use Virtual Connections for Self-Sustained Learning

Education and Community Health

By Sarah Moore on August 15th, 2019

A personal reflection on the relationship between education and place.

Park Inequities Are Symptoms of a Bigger Problem

By Sarah Moore on August 9th, 2019

It’s hard to write about the health benefits of parks with any sincerity while processing two more mass shootings, and the fact that one of them was motivated by white nationalism. Right now, there are a lot of people carrying trauma that no park can heal. That being said, it is still important to address inequitable park access, because it is yet another symptom of our country’s bigger problem: racism.

Equitable Park Access

By Sarah Moore on August 5th, 2019

A conversation with Rachel Banner, Director of Park Access at the National Recreation and Park Association

DIY Community Health

By Tim Schwantes on August 1st, 2019

Alamance County, NC advocates are practicing a culture of learning with a do-it-yoursel(ves) spirit.

Parks and Community Health

By Sarah Moore on July 23rd, 2019

There is clear evidence that living near parks and natural places improves health—depending on the park.

Five Ways Nonprofits Can Thrive as Remote Organizations

By Risa Wilkerson and Cass Isidro on July 9th, 2019

Healthy Places by Design and the Safe Routes Partnership have leveraged a remote office structure to better serve our staff and clients. We recently connected to compare notes.

Lessons from Six Years of Supporting Food Systems Change

By Tim Schwantes on July 2nd, 2019

Insights from a Farmer Foodshare board member