AJPM supplement features Active Living by Design grant program

October 28, 2012
The Active Living by Design grant program, funded from 2003 to 2009 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is featured in the November supplement of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Vol. 43, Issue 5, Supplement 4).Developed in partnership with Transtria LLC, a public health research and consulting company, the journal supplement offers evaluations of the five-year grant program and features a variety of commentaries, cross-site analyses, results from grantee communities and an in-depth assessment of ALBD’s 5P Community Action Model. The 5P model, which includes the ‘p’ strategies of preparation, promotion, programs, policy and physical projects, describes a comprehensive approach to increasing physical activity in a community.

Sarah Strunk

Sarah Strunk

“The successes and lessons learned from our 25 Active Living by Design partnerships have influenced the work of hundreds of communities that are interested in impacting population health through changes in policies, systems and environments,” said director Sarah Strunk, MHA. “Collectively, the manuscripts in this evaluation journal attest to the value of this pioneering investment by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”

Active Living By Design (the organization, unlike the grant program, uses a capital ‘B’ in ‘By’) creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. The organization is part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health.



UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Linda Kastleman, communications editor, (919) 966-8317 or linda_kastleman@unc.edu.