Active Living Research

A collection of key content, research, and lessons learned from an RWJF national initiative to research and encourage activity-friendly communities.

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Between 2001 and 2013, Active Living Research (ALR) was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) administered by the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. During this time, Active Living Research focused on awarding research grants to build the evidence base on policy and environmental changes that could encourage more physical activity. ALR continues to receive funding from RWJF, but now works primarily to ensure that solid evidence informs practices and policies.

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Active Living Research

January 12, 2015 | Program Results Report

Since 2001, Active Living Research projects have generated evidence about policy and environmental factors that can increase physical activity among children, and have used that evidence to inform policy, advocacy, and practice.