The School of Rural Public Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center                                                        Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Active for Life - Increasing Physical Activity Levels in Adults Age 50 and Older!
About the Program

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation"Most adults understand they should be more active, yet the majority of middle age and older people remain sedentary,” says Robin Mockenhaupt, deputy group director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Group.

“Through the Active for Life program, we hope to learn how a group-based behavior program and a telephone-based coaching system might be used to help motivate mid-life and older adults to increase the amount of physical activity they do."

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. To achieve the most impact with their funds, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation prioritizes grants into four goal areas:

  • To assure that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost

    Nearly 40 million Americans, nearly 8 million of them children, go without health insurance. This is the single greatest barrier to obtaining timely, appropriate health care services.

  • To improve the quality of care and support for people with chronic health conditions

    One hundred million Americans suffer from chronic health conditions, and that number is almost certain to increase as the population ages.
  • To promote healthy communities and lifestyles

    The health behaviors of individuals, level of social interaction and other factors outside medical care are important influences on overall health.

  • To reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse - tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs

    Tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs inflict an enormous toll on Americans, especially among our youth.

More information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and many of its publications and resources, is available on their Web site at

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Post Office Box 2316
Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2316

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SRPH Building
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843

Phone: 979-458-4202
Fax: 979-458-4264

Active for Life National Program Office | SRPH Building | 1266 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1266
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