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During a time of intensifying social and economic inequality, the gap between thriving communities and vulnerable communities widens every day.

Right now, decisions are being made that could mend—or worsen—that gap for decades to come. That’s why our work and yours is so urgent. And that’s why we’re committed to partnering with you to ensure that every community is a healthy place by design.

Our Services

Consulting and Advising

Healthy Places by Design facilitates strategic sustainability planning for healthy community initiatives; designs and manages initiatives and strategies that advance healthy communities through policy, systems, and environmental changes; and identifies trends and opportunities in the healthy communities field

Coaching and Technical Assistance

Our team assists leaders with selecting and implementing community-specific strategies; supports communities as they navigate the community change process; and builds capacity to maintain a thriving community coalition, lead advocacy efforts, sustain healthy community work, and more.

Collaborative Learning and Networking

We design and manage comprehensive, multi-component, and tailored collaborative learning services; plan, host, facilitate, and assess in-person and virtual learning exchanges to spark generative thinking, develop new partnerships, and share wisdom and resources; and strengthen connections between funders and community change agents to accelerate and sustain community-led action.

Testimonials

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Healthy Places by Design has helped us be more explicit about equity in our
collaborative work. They model the type of collaboration with community leaders and partners that we encourage, lifting up the value of lived experiences to achieve
community transformation.
and advocate for change that will
result in a healthier place to live.

Healthy Places by Design has helped us be more explicit about equity in our
collaborative work. They model the type of collaboration with community leaders and partners that we encourage, lifting up the value of lived experiences to achieve
community transformation.

Healthy Places by Design has helped us be more explicit about equity in our
collaborative work. They model the type of collaboration with community leaders and partners that we encourage, lifting up the value of lived experiences to achieve
community transformation.

Julie Willems Van Dijk, Director

CHR&R and RWJF Culture of Health Prize

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Healthy Places by Design unquestionably supported communities and their success through your intentionality with community engagement. This reflected your values in equity and collaboration and has had a huge impact on individual grantees as well as our strategies.

Healthy Places by Design unquestionably supported communities and their success through your intentionality with community engagement. This reflected your values in equity and collaboration and has had a huge impact on individual grantees as well as our strategies.

Healthy Places by Design unquestionably supported communities and their success through your intentionality with community engagement. This reflected your values in equity and collaboration and has had a huge impact on individual grantees as well as our strategies.

Katie Eyes, Program Officer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

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For some, health equity work can be challenging to navigate. With help from Healthy Places by Design, we identified health equity as a focus area, which included the unveiling of the first-ever Health Equity Report for our region.

For some, health equity work can be challenging to navigate. With help from Healthy Places by Design, we identified health equity as a focus area, which included the unveiling of the first-ever Health Equity Report for our region.

For some, health equity work can be challenging to navigate. With help from Healthy Places by Design, we identified health equity as a focus area, which included the unveiling of the first-ever Health Equity Report for our region.

Annie Martinie, Senior Program Officer

Danville Regional Foundation

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The Healthy Places by Design team
sees the big picture and the needed details. They right-fit and right-size their focus and know when it’s best to address vision, purpose, strategy, or logistics. That’s a tremendous asset.

The Healthy Places by Design team
sees the big picture and the needed details. They right-fit and right-size their focus and know when it’s best to address vision, purpose, strategy, or logistics. That’s a tremendous asset.

The Healthy Places by Design team
sees the big picture and the needed details. They right-fit and right-size their focus and know when it’s best to address vision, purpose, strategy, or logistics. That’s a tremendous asset.

Kate Shirah, Program Director

John Rex Endowment

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Let’s explore real steps we can take together to help your community be a healthier place to live.

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