Promoting Active Communities

Experienced bicyclist posing for a photo in the park

The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) initiative helps community members better understand barriers and solutions to active living. By examining a community’s policies, programs, and built environment, teams of community members are equipped to take action to create vibrant places for all people.

After completing the PAC, a community gets a feedback report that includes research-based best practices and resources to guide action planning to make it easier for people to be physically active in their daily lives.

To find out more and get started, visit The PAC is currently being updated. It will be available in six modules: Core Community Readiness, Parks and Recreation, Schools, Neighborhoods, Commercial Districts, and Transportation. The Core Community Readiness and the Parks and Recreation modules are available now. The other modules are coming soon.

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