Join Community Commons in congratulating Active Living By Design on their ten years of pioneering work in active living and healthy eating. Over the course of several weeks, the Commons will highlight ALBD’s commemorative milestones in a series of Features.
A hard job is easier if you have the right tools; but knowing which tool to use can be half the battle. ALBD takes the guesswork out of the choice by highlight the best tools they have seen in their ten years of work for active, healthy communities.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps provides information on health factors and outcomes for nearly every county in the United States.
Active Living Research’s Collection of Tools and Measures includesobservational tools for assessing physical activity environments in community settings, including parks, schools and streets, supports physical activity.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Children (NAP SACC) is a process aimed at improving the nutrition and physical activity environment at child care centers through self-assessment.
The Walkability and Bikeability Checklists help assess a community’s walkability and bikeability.
Policylink’s Access to Healthy Foods tool provides an overview of healthy food access issues, ways to use research and maps to analyze a community’s food access, tips for initial steps to address this issue and other helpful
Community Commons is a free online resource has an interactive mapping feature, as well as tutorials for using geographic information systems (GIS) maps.
Spitfire Smart Chart is an interactive tool for developing, evaluating and reviewing strategic communications plans.
USDA Food Atlas compiles data on food environment indicators and provides a spatial overview of a community’s ability to access healthy food.
The Community Healthy Living Index (CHLI) tool is a compilation of assessment tools that measure opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating within a given community.
The Collaboration Multiplier is a tool for analyzing collaborative health efforts across disciplines.
Photovoice is a process by which people use photography and/or video to tell the story of their experiences to the public and policymakers to create change.
The Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) tools help healthy food advocates assess the availability, price and quality of food options in restaurants, corner and grocery stores and other food venues.
ALBD elaborates on each of these tools in their commemorative milestone Ten Innovate Tools from the Field.
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Pioneering Work
- Active Living By Design: Stories from Community Partners
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Reflections
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Partnerships
- Active Living By Design: Reflections from Grantees
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Lessons Learned
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Innovate Tools
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Noteworthy Publications
- Active Living By Design: Ten Reasons to be Hopeful