Tools for Change

ChangeLab Solutions works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. Our website is packed with model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy tools that you can use to help make your community a healthier place to live, work, and play. Contact us for help finding specific materials, or if you have questions about how to use our resources.


When children have safe places to walk, bike and play they’re more likely to be active and less likely to be obese. Our childhood obesity prevention work empowers communities to create healthier environments for children with resources that are legally sound, practical, and accessible. 

Law & Policy 101Healthier Food EnvironmentsLimiting Unhealthy Foods
Active, Accessible Communities Healthier Schools Junk Food Marketing

ChangeLab Solutions’ healthy housing work focuses on what it takes to make safe, stable, and affordable housing a reality for everyone. Our resources connect the dots between housing and health and offer communities practical steps to achieve their housing policy goals.

Healthy HomesHealthy NeighborhoodsSmokefree Housing

ChangeLab Solutions is pioneering a new approach to public health advocacy. Our healthy planning tools help public health advocates better engage in local land-use and economic development decision-making processes.

Creating Active, Accessible CommunitiesCreating Healthier Food EnvironmentsParticipating in the Planning Process
Making Schools HealthierRedeveloping Communities 

We have worked on tobacco control policy for nearly two decades, and our model tobacco control policies and laws helped change the public acceptance of smoking in California.

Tobacco Control 101California LawEmerging Tobacco Products
Federal Regulation of TobaccoModel PoliciesSmokefree Housing
Tobacco Sales, Marketing, & AdvertisingSmokefree Workplaces & Outdoor Areas