The National Office of Drug Control Policy has identified a growing national concern regarding the increase use, misuse and abuse of prescription medications in the past five years. In 2013, the Royal Oak Community Coalition developed an innovative, out-of-the-box program to address this public...
When the Community Tool Box hosted the Out of the Box competition, we were amazed by the inspiring stories of change that were sent in from across the globe. When the competition concluded, we realized that each of the stories we received deserved to be shared and celebrated, and so each month we continue to adapt new stories to feature on this page. The work described in these examples covers a wide range of areas, from protecting the environment to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, to addressing Millennium Development Goals to rallying neighborhoods together for change, and improving the public's health. These stories exemplify the amazing efforts that are being undertaken in the every corner of the earth to improve communities and make a better world.
The power of communities to take action is a wonderful thing to behold, and we hope that you will find inspiration for your own work in these examples.
We have also begun compiling stories of communities taking action in response to COVID-19. View stories.