Gillings School of Global Public Health

Public Health Week April 2-8, 2012

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's North Carolina Institute for Public Health has taken the lead in the School's celebration of National Public Health Week, April 2-8.

Active Living By Design will highlight during National Public Health Week how non-traditional partners - including local residents - are collaborating to improve public health in communities across North Carolina and the United States. Such coalitions have become powerful forces in advocating for - and implementing - an array of policies, systems and environmental change strategies that increase opportunities for active living and access to healthy, nutritious foods and, ultimately, create healthier and more equitable neighborhoods. 

Active Living By Design's resources reflect many of the communities that are engaged in this work, along with the leaders, interventions and lessons learned from putting public health into practice.

Staff from Active Living By Design will present "Collaborating for Healthier Communities: Putting Public Health Into Practice" on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. in 2301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall. The presentation will be posted on this web page soon.

Active Living By Design is part of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Established in 2001 as an RWJF national program, Active Living By Design serves funders and partnerships across the country that are fostering community‐led change to build a culture of active living and healthy eating.