About Us

ChangeLab Solutions specializes in researching and drafting model laws and policies, providing analysis and recommendations on environmental change strategies, developing educational toolkits and fact sheets, and providing on-demand training and technical assistance to support stakeholders in their policy reform efforts. Our interdisciplinary team of lawyers, urban planners, architects, policy analysts, and public health specialists successfully apply this approach in the context of land use and transportation planning, childhood obesity prevention, tobacco control, food systems, school environments, and more.

For too many communities, good health is nearly impossible to achieve. We can change that.  We believe achieving the common good means everyone has

  • Nourishing food
  • Safe places to live and play
  • Plenty of opportunities to bike, walk, or take transit
  • Fresh water and
  • Clean air indoors and out

Meeting those needs requires good laws and policies that link housing, education, jobs, and the environment to healthy outcomes. It means efficient government working with strong and diverse leadership toward common goals.


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In California alone, our work in tobacco control has helped save $86 billion in healthcare costs and resulted in 25 percent fewer tobacco-related deaths. That’s just one area where we create solutions and help save money. Throughout the nation, ChangeLab Solutions works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. Our unique approach, backed by decades of solid research and proven results, helps the public and private sectors make communities more livable, especially for those who are at highest risk because they have the fewest resources. Just imagine how, working together, we can improve your community’s health, too!

Our website is packed with model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy tools. Be sure to check out the TOOLS tab to search our full library of resources. You can also select a topic area from the four at the top of the page — Healthy Planning, Tobacco Control, Childhood Obesity, Healthy Housing — and explore the TOOLS tab in that section for resources organized by more specific categories.

Take a look at our Workshop & Training Catalog to learn how we can customize our support for your community or event.

As always, don't hesitate to contact us for more information.