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  Our Process  

Our Washington, DC-based nonprofit has advocated for better community health at the federal and state level for the past 20 years. ABCD has generated creative, politically savvy, technical and community-based solutions to public health problems facing vulnerable populations and communities. Our organization brings policy, communication, education, and environmental change expertise to:

  1. Development of state nutrition policy plans and programs

  2. Development and implementation of nutrition and physical activity oriented training modules

  3. Building multi-disciplinary alliances and community networks

  4. Advising on nutrition, health, and physical activity policies at the local and national levels

Coalition Building

ABCD has a team of experts and unites them directly with stakeholders to collaboratively reach solutions.

Scientific Foundation

Staying current with the latest research, ABCD’s practices are rooted in science and evidence-based findings.


With an ability to step back and see the broader pictures, ABCD has proven to execute realistic, effective plans and programs that bring long-term, sustainable change.

Mobilizes Assets

ABCD marshals necessary resources, expertise, leadership, and policy-making to help organizations and communities achieve desired changes in health habits, policies and environment.

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Community Focus

ABCD pursues public policy that is informed by intricate needs of the community and the realities of resources and politics.

Negotiation and Resolution

Our associates are skilled in communication and have a perspective to understand the needs of stakeholders to assure that all concerns are being addressed and creatively resolved.

Technical Advice

The visionary yet grounded team at ABCD offers professional expertise and innovative strategies that empower each community to prevent obesity and chronic diseases in children and their families.

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