Active Living by Design

American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2009)

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine's (AJPM) December 2009 supplement issue is devoted to the Active Living by Design grant program and community partnerships.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2012)

The Active Living by Design grant program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2003-2009, is featured in a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4 - November 2012). Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, the AJPM supplement focuses on evaluation of the five-year grant program and features a variety of commentaries, an in-depth assessment of the 5P Community Action Model, cross-site analysis and results from a number of grantee communities. View the supplement and individual manuscripts here.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2012)

The Active Living by Design grant program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2003-2009, is featured in a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4 - November 2012). Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, the supplement focuses on evaluation of the five-year grant program and features a variety of commentaries, an in-depth assessment of the 5P Community Action Model, cross-site analysis and results from a number of grantee communities. Read the supplement and individual manuscripts here:

Technical Assistance for Environmental and Policy Change: The Active Living by Design Experience

The Active Living by Design National Program Offıce (ALbD NPO), which led the initiative in collaboration with RWJF, deployed a multidisciplinary cadre of project offıcers, each of whom oversaw a portfolio of community partnerships.

Louisville, KY

Some see rejection as a sign of failure. Not in Louisville. After being turned down for Steps to a Healthier U.S., a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, partners rallied, strengthened their ideas and submitted a proposal to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for an Active Living by Design (ALbD) grant. They were one of only 25 communities (out of 966 who applied) to be selected. Talk about a great come-from-behind story!

Honolulu, HI

Kalihi Valley, a neighborhood community of Honolulu, has been the first home for new immigrants coming to Hawaii for the last 150 years, according to David Derauf, Executive Director for Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (KKV). And KKV has been greeting them for many decades. “We’re a federally qualified health center,” David said. “But we’re a community health center first and foremost, and we’ve been discovering that we are, even more importantly, a center for community health.”

Buffalo, NY

With 12,000 employees across nine different institutions, the 120-acre Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) is the size of a small community. To be globally competitive and ensure they are a growth catalyst for the region, a non-profit by the same name Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. was developed. Some would say their mission is ambitious enough. However, two neighborhoods, Allentown and the Fruit Belt, border the campus with a majority minority population of 7,000.

Active Living by Design Photos

The ALbD grant program funded and provided technical assistance to 25 action oriented, multidisciplinary community partnerships that developed and implemented local projects to support physical activity and active living.

ALbD Cleveland

 

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.

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