Active Living Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our primary goal is to support and share research on environmental and policy strategies that can promote daily physical activity for children and families across the United States. We place special emphasis on research related to children of color and lower-income children who are at highest risk for obesity.
Active Living Research provides credible and action-oriented research results that address the root causes of childhood obesity and physical inactivity. With a focus on communities, active transportation, schools and parks and recreation, the program informs the work of advocates, practitioners and policy-makers. Our resources support strategies that can make the biggest impact on reversing the childhood obesity epidemic and promoting active living.
In 2007, we began an annual survey of our grantees designed to measure the impact that our program is having on science, policy, and practice. Highlights of the cumulative results from the 2007 - 2010 grantee surveys are available in the ALR Impact Survey 2007 - 2010 Executive Summary.
In 2011, the Public Health Institute conducted an evaluation of the Active Living Research program to document program processes and accomplishments, and to gather and analyze the needs and preferences of ALR's constituents. Highlights from the evaluation report are available in the 2011 Program Evaluation Executive Summary.CURRENT NEWSLETTER