Institute for Active Living

Program Information

The Institute for Active Living was created in 2008 to reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes by increasing our residents' access to physical activity and nutritious food.

Get Moving, Get Active, Get Healthy!

Columbus' first complete street. Imagine a neighborhood with sidewalks leading to local markets and grocery stores, where you can safely ride your bike or walk to school, work and around your neighborhood.

The personal and collective choices we make are shaped by the options we have. Together, we can make Columbus a more active, vibrant city.

Active Living Policy

  • The Active Living City Department Advisory Committee works to look at all operations and policies through a health lens. 
  • The City Advisory Committee accomplishments include improving the community design of the African American Male and Family Wellness Walk, making it more pedestrian friendly and providing support to the 2012 Bicentennial Bikeways Plan.
  • Active Living Policies
  • City-wide Advisory Committee

Active Partnerships Active Living City Team improves route for the African American and Family Wellness Walk by making repairs and cleaning up

The Institute for Active Living partners with other Columbus Public Health programs to support nutritious food, physical activity and community design:

Live a More Active Life

Enjoy nutritious, fresh and local food.

Move every day. Active Living supports Kwojo Ababio's community garden in Linden

  • Check out the city's new website
  • Join a Neighborhood Pride Family Bike Ride with the Mayor.
  • Ride your bike instead of driving.
  • Join other parents in taking turns walking your kids to school.

Our Foundation

The Foundation  is donor-advised fund in the Columbus Foundation to support the Institute's work.  
The fund is guided by an  External Advisory Committee

Investments include:

  • Columbus Public Health programs
  • Health Advisory Committees
  • Non-profit organizations

Resources & Links

Location, Hours, Contact


Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215


Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


Barb Seckler
(614) 645-4798