We work with philanthropies, associations, and others to engage local leaders and residents in community-designed, community-led, strategies to equitably improve local health and wellbeing.
Healthy Places by Design specializes in helping our clients and funders advance health equity and create healthy communities through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Our services are designed to provide direct technical assistance, support, training, and tools to community coalitions and leaders to drive actual systems-level community-health change.
Our experts work closely with clients to design and manage initiatives supporting health equity and healthy communities. We provide strategic guidance and tailored solutions to help clients achieve their goals.
Healthy Places by Design offers direct technical assistance, insights, and support to community coalitions and leaders. Our services include training and tools to drive systems-level change.
HPBD designs and manages comprehensive, tailored collaborative learning and networking initiatives that foster generative thinking, develop new partnerships, and share wisdom and resources.
In our collaborative work with community leaders and residents, their funders, and other key partners, our Community Action Model guides our way. The model highlights the importance of a community’s context, defines six essential practices for success, and outlines a 3P Action Cycle: Partner, Prepare, and Progress. It represents more than 20 years of learning and refinement by Healthy Places By Design and is a well-tested approach for local investments.
Learn more about two specific ways we are helping funders and associations today, one a rising topic area in community-health circles (addressing social isolation and loneliness), and the other is an immersive leadership development experience we developed in partnership with influential international experts in the collaborative leadership field:
We help regional, local, and national health-focused foundations and aligned organizations explore ways to enhance social connectedness locally as a layer to achieving broader health- and wellbeing-improvement aims.
We provide this training to community-level leaders and cultivate powerful, elegant collaboration skills in service to positive systems-level change.