Making A Difference

14,000 hours of professional development trainings to promote physical activity among young children

Since 2014, ECE providersCdc-pdf [PDF-383KB] across the country completed more than 14,000 hours of professional development trainings to promote physical activity among young children.

Children on a crosswalk with the text 1 in 5

1 in 5 elementary schools have a “Safe Route to Schools” program, making it safer for children to walk or bike to school.

Human figure running with the text 9% increase

The proportion of adults meeting the aerobic physical activity guideline increased from 44% in 2008 to 53% in 2016.

Bicycle with text 1300+

More than 1,300 communities and regions adopted “Complete Street” policies that make it easier to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. See external resources below.

For More Information Please Visit

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity

External Resources

Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017Cdc-pdfExternal [PDF-9.71MB] A collection of Complete Streets initiative profiles featuring stories from communities who implemented Complete Streets policies.