Promoting Active Communities

Promoting Active Communities (PAC) helps communities better understand barriers to active living and solutions to overcome those barriers. A team of interested community members use the PAC online tools, virtually and on the ground, to examine their community’s policies, programs, and built environment. Using the results of what they learn with the online tools, community members are equipped to create more vibrant places for all people.


The PAC has six interactive online modules:

  • Core Community Readiness
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Schools
  • Neighborhoods
  • Commercial Districts
  • Transportation

By starting with the Core Community Readiness module and completing other modules that make sense for their area, community members will gain insight from a customized feedback report. This report includes research-based best practices to guide action planning with the goal of making it easier for people to be physically active in their daily lives.


To find out more and get started, visit the Active Community Tool website(links to new window).

For a tool to share when building your PAC, view and/or download:
Do You Want a More Active Community?

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