|Strunk named national program director of Active Living by Design|
|December 02, 2005|
Sarah Strunk has been named national program director of Active Living by Design, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Public Health.
Strunk, a clinical instructor of health policy and administration at the UNC School of Public Health, has served as the program's deputy director since its inception in 2002 and as its interim director for the past several months. She succeeds Rich Killingsworth, who accepted a position with the Ruth Mott Foundation in Flint, Mich., last spring.
Active Living by Design, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, establishes innovative approaches to increase physical activity through community design, public policies and communications strategies. Program staff are currently providing technical assistance to 25 U.S. communities to improve land use, transportation options, community design, and trail and park accessibility all features that influence physical activity levels of residents. The program is also an affiliate of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC School of Public Health.
Strunk serves on a variety of local and national advisory committees, including the YMCA's national Activate America program, the North Carolina Physical Activity Policy Research Center, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation's Fit Together program. She frequently consults within the philanthropic community on the development of programs to foster improved health through environmental and policy approaches to active living and healthy eating.
For more information on Active Living by Design, visit http://www.activelivingbydesign.org.For further information please contact Ramona DuBose either by phone at 919-966-7467 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org