I’ve attended 5 or 6 FAM conferences in the past 7-8 years. I have been particularly inspired by what people are doing to make a difference in their communities. Since first attending, inspired by FAM, I have started a Wellness group in the Family Medicine clinic where I work. It’s been successful and others at our clinic have been inspired to attend FAM. We’ve gotten vending machines out of our building and junk food our of our break room. The ripple effect is taking hold in our larger organization. In my neighborhood, I’m working with neighbors, the community council and others to work toward getting streets converted to green space for community gardens. We’re just getting started, but enthusiasm and support is gaining momentum. Watch for the Urban Paradise Project.