Active Living

Active Living captures ways in which AZ Health Zone programs are working with communities to support increased physical activity and decreased sedentary behavior through changes to policies, systems, and environments, including the built environment. The AZ Health Zone promotes two SNAP-Ed policy, systems and environmental (PSE) strategies that target Active Living.

AZ Health Zone SNAP-Ed Active Living Strategies

Built Environment Support development of the built environment to increase access and use of community infrastructure(s). 

Physical Activity Resources Increase usability and access to physical activity resources and community programming.

Evaluation of Active Living Strategies

All of the AZ Health Zone Active Living strategies are evaluated using a mixed methods approach.

  1. An online data collection system called SEEDS collects information on what SNAP-Ed programming is being done with Active Living partners.
  2. The Semi-Annual Report Narrative (SARN) allows LIA staff to describe their Active Living work in words and images. This provides context to understand why things are developing in certain ways.
  3. The Food Systems and Active Living Goals Assessment (FACT GO) is a tool developed by the Evaluation Team to measure progress toward Active Living policy goals in particular communities. For this assessment community-based goals will be collected in FY21/FY23, and the full assessment to measure goal progress collected in FY22/FY24.  
  4. The Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory measures the success factors present within Active Living (and Food Systems) community coalitions within which SNAP-Ed staff are participating.  This assessment will be collected in FY22.  

 If you are looking for evaluation training Powerpoints or Quizzes, proceed to the Trainings page.