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A Guide for Community Action

Promoting Physical Activity, A Guide for Community ActionCommunity-based approaches to promoting physical activity

This textbook is written for:

  • Physical activity and public health researchers and practitioners
  • People working in state, territorial, tribal, and local governments; public health departments; and, parks and recreation, urban planning, and transportation sectors
  • Community planners and stakeholders involved in promoting physical activity

Why? They are some of the key catalysts who can encourage communities or group members to hop on their bikes, take the stairs, play in the parks, or walk the neighborhood to get active.

This newly updated second edition translates current research into accessible practice, laying out all the information you need to create an intervention that meets your community's needs. Whether you are a novice or experienced health and wellness professional, this user-friendly book has the tools you need to generate new ideas to improve or expand existing programs:

  • Information on the health benefits of physical activity to help you make a case for physical activity intervention programs
  • A practical overview of recommended evidence-based community interventions with advice and examples that will help you carry out the interventions in your community
  • A flexible blueprint for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs in any community setting, as well as building and maintaining partnerships
  • Real-world examples, suggestions, and tips from a variety of settings to give you multiple perspectives on planning community-based interventions

Visit Human Kinetics to order a copy of this publication.

 
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