I am extremely proud that LiveWell Colorado’s convergence efforts to bring together multi-stakeholder partners to reverse obesity trends are highlighted in the newly-released Stanford Social Innovation Reviewas an example of collective impact.

In the article entitled Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work, the authors state, “In fact, we believe that there is no other way society will achieve large-scale progress against the urgent and complex problems of our time, unless a collective impact approach becomes the accepted way of doing business.” LiveWell Colorado certainly agrees with this approach and knows it’s going to take true collective impact to succeed in our fight against obesity.

I encourage you to read this fascinating article and learn about the conditions necessary for creating collective impact and how organizations, including LiveWell Colorado, are using this powerful approach to realize meaningful change in their communities.