|Active Living by Design featured in journal|
Active Living by Design, part of the NC Institute for Public Health, is featured in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Volume 37, Issue 6, Supplement 2 ). The entire issue is devoted to the Active Living by Design (ALbD) grant program and lessons learned from 15 of its 25 community partnerships.
The practice-based special issue focuses on the ALbD national program and community action model; features commentaries from experts in the field; and describes lessons learned from 15 ALbD community partnerships.
The partnerships represent a range of lead agencies (e.g. planning departments, community development agencies, health centers, advocacy organizations) with emphasis on increasing physical activity in special populations (e.g. African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, older adults, children).
Examples address the process of planning and implementing comprehensive approaches to increase community levels of physical activity, including how to engage partners, secure resources, increase community participation, design policy and environment interventions, increase political and community support, address challenges, and sustain momentum.
PDFs of all of the manuscripts are posted on the ALbD website at: www.activelivingbydesign.org/AJPM.