The Healthy Belvedere Initiative (HBI) was first established in 2005 by Kaiser Permanente in partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Following a thorough environmental scan, Kaiser selected DeKalb County’s Belvedere Park community as the focus of a multi-year health initiative designed to bring about environmental and policy change to improve residents’ health. The Initiative evolved over several years and created innovative approaches to community health issues while becoming deeply embedded in the community. Inspired by these successes, the HBI spun off in 2013 to become an independent 501c3 nonprofit, changed its name to Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc. and expanded the target area to include all South DeKalb communities.
PAHL's mission is to empower South DeKalb residents to make healthy choices that support their best quality of life. We do this by empowering and educating individuals through gardening and urban agriculture, connecting people to the land, to their food, and most importantly, to each other.