Success Stories

Read about law & policy solutions in action

What does it look like when law and policy changes improve community health? What communities across the country has ChangeLab Solutions worked with?

We’ve written success stories to showcase the real-world applications of our work. These stories span many of our areas of expertise: from tobacco control to food and beverage marketing, from shared use agreements to Complete Streets.

Enacting policy change can take months or years and often involves behind-the-scenes collaboration between multiple partners and stakeholders. We’ve partnered with advocates, experts, and communities from all over the United States.

Explore the success stories featured below, or access all of our published success stories.

UC Davis
Healthy Kids Meals: How Local Action Can Spur Policy Change Across the Nation
California’s Health by Default Kids Meal Beverages Act, which took effect in January 2019, was a significant victory for the health of families and communities.
Making the Active Choice Easier for Tongan Americans
Making the Active Choice Easier for Tongan Americans
The Salt Lake City–based National Tongan American Society reached out to ChangeLab Solutions for help with using shared use agreements to open up exercise facilities for community use.
Columbus Ohio Skyline
Columbus Takes a Stand for Kids’ Health
A persistently high obesity rate among children led the Growing Healthy Kids Columbus coalition to pursue strategies to reduce sugary drink consumption rates.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Tobacco Flavors Ban: Santa Cruz Protects Kids
Grappling with teen tobacco use, Santa Cruz, California, acted to stop flavored tobacco sales.