Healthy communities strategies work to shape policies and the environments where people live, work, play, and learn to mitigate the root causes and related factors of chronic diseases.
Our growing healthy communities portfolio spans the United States. Our success is grounded in the belief that all people will benefit from efforts to change policy, systems, and the environment. We seek to provide the resources to support environments that foster health-promoting behaviors.
While healthy communities efforts benefit people, they are long and require multiple steps. Our work includes documenting and assessing these lengthy and comprehensive initiatives through innovative, human-centered approaches.
We also work with clients to provide training and technical assistance to school and community stakeholders and their partners as they implement policy, systems, and environmental change. This includes facilitating meetings and workshops, conducting training and assessments, developing resources and tools, and engaging multi-sector partners.
We lead the way in developing integrated approaches to health promotion. For several decades, we have assisted with smoking-cessation initiatives, developed large-scale initiatives to prevent and address obesity, and crafted comprehensive cancer-control plans at both the state and local levels.