Does your community have neighborhoods and streets that encourage walking and bicycling? If not, how can you document where improvements are needed? Use these tools to collect data on streets, schools, parks, or other community settings to see how well they support physical activity. Data like these can illustrate the need to make changes in your community, and help leaders determine the most effective way to do so. We have three types of tools to help: 1) observational tools to assess the environment; 2) observational tools to assess physical activity; and 3) surveys to assess perceptions of the environment.
Our publications summarize the latest evidence from many fields, including health, planning, education, transportation and recreation. They also highlight promising approaches for preventing obesity, increasing children’s physical activity levels and improving overall health. Use these documents in meetings, share them with policy-makers, advocates and other practitioners, and refer to them when implementing policy change.
Learn how our projects have influenced advocacy efforts, policies and practices in a variety of fields, including transportation, schools, planning and design, and parks and recreation. These inspiring stories show how research can lead to concrete change.
These PowerPoint slides summarize the latest findings on a range of topics related to obesity prevention and physical activity. We encourage you to include the graphs, charts, and other figures in these slides in your own PowerPoint presentation.
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.
Our webinars and videos help you better understand how our environments and policies can help increase physical activity and prevent obesity in your community. You can integrate key information from these resources into your work.
Active Living Research maintains a network of experts on a variety of topics. They are available to answer your questions about active living.
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.