Dates of Program: April 1, 2001 to January 31, 2014
Description: Since April 2001, Active Living Research has promoted healthy living by identifying environmental factors and policies that can increase physical activity and by sharing this evidence with policymakers to help them create activity-friendly communities. The program’s vision is to make being physically active a part of daily life and normal routine. The program is continuing its work until February 2016 with a $1.75 million grant to accelerate use of credible evidence to drive childhood obesity prevention and strengthen the growing field of active living research.
“Active Living Research helped to set the stage for all the work we are doing now in Culture of Health by refocusing upstream on the environmental factors and away from individual determinations. Back then, it was really a cutting-edge program. It changed the paradigm of understanding the drivers of physical activity.”—C. Tracy Orleans, senior scientist, RWJF