Active Living Research offers a range of tools and resources to help practitioners, policy-makers, and advocates create more activity-friendly environments. We have measures to assess schools, parks, streets, and other neighborhood settings to see how well they support physical activity; research summaries on how policies and environments can influence physical activity in schools, parks and recreation facilities, and other neighborhood settings; inspirational stories of real life policy and environmental change; and educational webinars, presentations, and videos.
These publications summarize the latest evidence from many fields; highlight promising approaches for preventing obesity and increasing children’s physical activity levels; and translate the evidence to actionable recommendations.
Search the latest peer-reviewed papers, reports and publications for information you need to help inform policies that support more active, healthy communities for children and families.
These PowerPoint slides summarize the latest findings on a range of topics related to obesity prevention and physical activity and can be used in your own presentations.
Learn how our projects have influenced advocacy efforts, policies and practices in a variety of fields. These inspiring stories show how research can lead to concrete change.
Use these tools to collect data on streets, schools, parks, or other community settings to see how well they support physical activity. We have observational tools to assess the environment and physical activity as well as surveys to assess perceptions of the environment.
Our webinars, presentations and videos help you better understand how our environments and policies can help increase physical activity and prevent obesity in your community.
We have a number of health impact assessment resources that can help you evaluate the potential health effects of a project or policy before it is built or implemented.
Active Living Research maintains a network of experts on a variety of topics. They are available to answer your questions about active living.