To promote healthy communities and active lifestyles, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports several active living programs. As such, active living is being established as a new, transdisciplinary field.
Active Living Research, administered by San Diego State University, stimulates and supports research that will identify environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity.
Active Living by Design, administered by the UNC School of Public Health, is an initiative created to establish and evaluate innovative approaches that support active living.
Active Living Resource Center, managed by the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, works to improve health by encouraging collaboration among planning, health and non-traditional entities for the purpose of designing activity-friendly communities.
Active for Life works to increase the number of American adults age 50 and older who engage in regular physical activity.
Engaging Leaders for Healthy Eating and Active Living is a program to educate and assist state and local officials to understand the connections among community design, physical activity, and health.
View the Active Living Brochure for an introduction to the concepts and programs associated with the Active Living Network.