Below are podcasts – short recorded audio productions – that highlight Healthy Communities across the nation. Simply click on the links to hear the podcast or right-click your mouse and "Save link as” on your computer or MP3 player. If your browser does not allow for streaming media, you will have to download these podcasts to your computer.
All of the files are MP3 and can be played with traditional MP3 players or iPods.
ACHIEVEcast 1 In this production, Jennie Hefelfinger, NACDD Project Manager, and Ali Patty, Program Consultant, talk about how these podcasts can help communities better share information about ACHIEVE.
ACHIEVEcast 2 In this production, Ande Bloom, Elsie Flemings, Julie Jackman and Kirsten Frandsen talk about their views of partnerships in ACHIEVE communities.
ACHIEVEcast 3 In this production, four representatives of State Health Departments talk about their experiences with ACHIEVE communities. Candace Ayars of Kansas, Scott Bucher of Pennsylvania, Sharon Nelson of North Carolina and Bruce Hathaway of New York are featured in this podcast.
ACHIEVEcast 4 In this production, two ACHIEVE coaches – Nicole Willis and Linda Colangelo – discuss their experiences with communicating policy change in their communities.
ACHIEVEcast 5 In this production, the original national partners – the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the YMCA of the USA – discuss ACHIEVE from its inception until now. Neil Nicoll, President and CEO of YMCA of the USA, and John Robitscher, Executive Director of NACDD. are featured in this podcast.
ACHIEVEcast 6 In this production, Erin Engelbrecht from Albuquerque, NM (2008 community) talks in detail about how a community came together to develop an urban trail for all users.
ACHIEVEcast 7 In this production, Linda Colangelo from the Northeast Health District in CT (2009 community) talks in detail about how to her community increased physical activity among teachers and students in the local school system.
ACHIEVEcast 8 In this production, Melissa Dimond from Chelsea, MA (2010 community) talks about building support for a Trans Fats ban in an urban community