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Community Action Model

By Sarah Moore on May 8th, 2016

The Community Action Model highlights the importance of a community’s context, defines six essential practices that undergird success, and focuses the action approach to 3Ps: Partner, Prepare, and Progress. It also describes some expected impacts.

ALBD’s Sustainability Framework

By Sarah Moore on April 29th, 2016

This document provides a framework for organizing conversations around sustaining successes related to healthy community initiatives. It includes social, environmental, policy, systems, and economic components. The framework is inspired by the triple bottom line approach (people, planet, profit) and modified to apply to community-based work. The tables in this framework should be read from left […]

Lessons for Leaders

By Sarah Moore on August 11th, 2014

Since 2002, ALBD has gathered these lessons, principles and examples from a range of healthy community partnerships and their leaders. Themes in Lessons for Leaders include capacity building, communication, community engagement for equity, and advancing policy and systems change.

San Antonio, TX: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

The San Antonio Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities partnership piloted an integrated, multi-strategy, Healthy Hubs approach to leveraging impact and creating healthy community change.

New Orleans, LA: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

After helping to develop a Complete Streets policy in New Orleans, the KidsWalk Coalition and other advocacy groups joined a city advisory and oversight committee responsible for refining the guidelines for implementation.

Kansas City, KS: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

Kansas City’s regional HKHC partnership supported neighborhood-based initiatives to achieve and follow through on policy change.

Flint, MI: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

The HKHC partnership in Flint, MI integrated many forms of evaluation into its project from the outset to improve access to quality parks. Results informed priorities and selection of pilot projects, validated effectiveness, guided implementation, and informed multiple local plans for the future.

Chicago, IL: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

Chicago’s HKHC partnership effectively used pilot testing to implement pedestrian safety improvements as part of a Safe Routes to Parks initiative in Humboldt Park, and to institutionalize healthy snack vending in the Chicago Park District.

Oakland, CA: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

In Oakland, CA, pilot testing and scaling (to 22) of weekly, school-based produce markets in food desert neighborhoods helped to inform and support a larger systems change both within the public schools and the community.

King County/Seattle, WA: Advancing Policy/Systems Change Example

By Tim Schwantes on August 11th, 2014

Two housing authorities in King County and Seattle, WA worked to promote cross-cultural exchange among residents and addressed necessary social and cultural factors that influence behavior change.