Note: As of January 1, 2008, the Active Living Network is no longer operational. To stay connected to the active living movement, visit RWJF's related national programs: http://www.rwjf.org/programareas/npolist.jsp?pid=1138.
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Active Seattle
Description

A mapping process in five Seattle neighborhoods involves neighbors of all ages and ethnicities to make the places they live and work more walkable. Target neighborhoods are: Greenwood, Delridge, Lake City, Beacon Hill, and the Central District.

The Seattle King County Public Health Department incorporates active living components into health promotion programs. As a key partner in this effort, they have also provided active living concepts to medical providers at health clinics.

Active Seattle also implemented a Safe Routes to School program in two elementary schools with plan to expand into other schools. Their approach includes promotional outreach to students, teachers and parents and addresses the street environment around schools.

The partnership enlists a multi-level approach - within neighborhoods and at the city level - that aims to generate lasting impact regarding community support for physical activity. These partners have been successful in advocating for increased city funding for sidewalks and other pedestrian city features.

This organization was one of 25 demonstration projects selected by Active Living by Design, a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).



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