Active Living Research
This program received support from the Foundation between 2000 and 2016.
Moving research into action to promote activity-friendly communities.
Active Living Research (ALR) translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policymakers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.
Between 2001 and 2013, 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, the program focused on awarding research grants to build the evidence base on policy and environmental changes that could increase opportunities for physical activity.
Active Living Research continues to receive funding from RWJF, but now works primarily to ensure that solid evidence informs practices and policies.
Grants and Grant Programs
RWJF supports programs to help everyone in our nation have the opportunity to live healthier lives.
Active Living Research
January 12, 2015
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.
StoryIdentifying Effective Ways to Get Children More Physically Active
September 12, 2014
University of Tennessee exercise physiologist David R. Bassett Jr., PhD, identifies effective strategies for getting children physically active.
StoryHow Do You Attract Low-Income and Minority Residents to Open Street Events?
June 9, 2014
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis developed strategies to attract inner-city residents to the city’s Open Streets - events on a route temporarily closed to traffic and open for physical activity, such as walking and biking and games.
Accelerating use of credible evidence to drive childhood obesity prevention and strengthen the growing field of active living research
Fri Feb 07 00:00:00 EST 2014
Under this award, Active Living Research (ALR), launched as a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will transition to a final phase focused entirely on accelerating the application of credible evidence for policy change to drive childhood obesity prevention.
Translating research to action to spread policy and environmental strategies for increasing youths' physical activity
Mon Dec 17 00:00:00 EST 2012
The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.
Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Active Living Research program
Tue Nov 20 00:00:00 EST 2012
The Foundation's Active Living Research (ALR) program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.