These included state-level efforts in California and North Carolina as well as larger-scale programs such as Active Living by Design
, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation effort in 25 cities to increase physical activity through changes in community design, and America on the Move, a program working at the local, state, and national levels to encourage people of all ages to make small increases in walking and small decreases in caloric intake to prevent weight gain and improve health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's program "Active Living by Design
" seeks to develop and implement community changes that encourage people to lead more active and healthy lives.
Recognizing Stapleton as a lead experiment in the new healthy lifestyle thrust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has made a $200,000 "Active Living by Design
" grant to encourage land use, street designs, transportation, recreation, even school policies that encourage walking, biking and sports at the site and in nearby Denver neighborhoods.
To emphasize the potential health benefits of mixed-use projects, Active Living by Design
, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation based at the University of North Carolina's School of Public Health, selected 25 community partnerships last November to receive grants to promote healthy lifestyles through enhancing the built environment.