Welcome to the Promoting
Active Communities Program
- What is the Promoting Active Communities Program?
The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program is an online assessment and
award system. Communities can use the online self-assessment to evaluate
their built environments, policies, and programs that support active living.
The system also evaluates Complete Streets (CS) policies and implementation and provides
a Complete Streets score.
Michigan communities that complete the assessment are eligible for an award that recognizes them as
an innovative Michigan community making it easier for citizens to lead active lifestyles.
- Who should complete the PAC assessment?
Every Michigan city, township, charter township, or village
is encouraged to complete a Promoting Active Communities assessment.
- Why complete the PAC assessment?
Active living communities support and promote healthy lifestyles, stimulate economic development and
attract and retain talent. Active communities are optimal places to live, work, learn and play.
to learn more about Active Living Principles.
- What is involved in the PAC award application process?
It involves answering questions about your community in the online, interactive Promoting Active Communities
preview or print the application,
visit the Preview the Assessment section.
- How do communities get started?
Register to begin completing the PAC assessment for your
community. Registration only takes a couple of minutes. Take a look at the
Getting Started page for more information
on forming a team, using the online assessment and gathering information to complete the assessment.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation is thrilled to announce that the Promoting Active Communities award winners
will now be part of the annual Governorís Fitness Awards Ceremony.
Representatives from communities that complete
the PAC assessment will be invited to attend ceremonies at the Capitol and at Ford Field.