Despite the benefits of regular physical activity, only 21.6% of children ages 6-19 in the United States get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days per week. A recent review by the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) found that changing the built environment to promote active transportation or leisure-time activity is one opportunity to increase physical activity for all Americans, including children and youth.
On October 11, NCCOR is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar on “Built Environment Interventions to Increase Physical Activity.” The webinar will highlight recommendations from the CPSTF report Physical Activity: Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design. Presenters will discuss the evidence that informed the recommendations and how the recommendations can help communities get active and inform local policies.
Join us on Wednesday, October 11, at 3 p.m. ET, for the one-hour webinar. Guest speakers include the following renowned researchers and practitioners:
- Christopher Kochtitzky, MSP, is a senior advisor in the Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He will share background on the purpose for the CPSTF and the Community Guide, and the history and need for the relevant Community Guide Physical Activity recommendations.
- Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS, is a Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Co-Director of the Health Policy Center in the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health.Dr. Chriqui will highlight the CPSTF process and deliberations.
- Ross Brownson, PhD, is the Bernard Becker Professor of Public Health and Co-Director, Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Brownson will share approaches for translating and disseminating research findings into practice.
Invite a colleague, and please consider sharing this information on your social networks using the hashtag #ConnectExplore. We will also be live tweeting the event, so be sure to follow the conversation at @NCCOR. For those who cannot attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived on www.nccor.org.