“[Active Living by Design] synthesized lessons learned from more than 15 years to develop an evidence-informed and practice-tested framework for creating healthier communities through comprehensive, integrated strategies. This framework, the Community Action Model (CAM), is relevant for a variety of health goals, and has served as the basis for ALBD’s work with communities and funders. In turn, the framework has helped funders implement bold new approaches to creating healthier policies and environments. The New York State Health Foundation and Interact for Health, for example, have utilized components of the CAM to inform their regional approaches to grantmaking, and to create lasting community change in neighborhood initiatives.”

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