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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

Racial Equity and Food

By Risa Wilkerson on June 26th, 2019

A conversation with Jennifer Zuckerman of the World Food Policy Center

The Roots of America’s Broken Food System

By Sarah Moore on June 21st, 2019

And the communities sowing seeds for a healthier future

Active Transportation Equity

By Phil Bors and Sarah Moore on May 23rd, 2019

In a recent post, Healthy Places by Design shared an overview of how transportation intersects with creating healthy places. Among the roundup of research were a few points that highlighted inequitable outcomes. Namely, that communities of color are exposed to traffic pollution at higher rates than White Americans1 and disproportionately breathe polluted air caused by White […]