Online Program

Health in all policies: Multi-sectoral policy approaches for increasing physical activity

Monday, November 2, 2015: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
In recent years, numerous authoritative bodies including the Institute of Medicine, the National Physical Activity Plan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and many others, have called for multi-sectoral approaches to increasing opportunities for physical activity (PA). Building off these calls to action and the APHA annual meeting of “health in all policies,” this session will provide a multi-sectoral perspective on policy strategies that are being taken across the country to increase PA across the lifespan—from early childhood through adulthood and where children and adults alike live, work, and play. Additionally, the session will include policy strategies being implemented in cities and counties, school districts, and states nationwide.
Session Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to describe a range of policy approaches for increasing PA across the lifespan. 2. Attendees will be able to explain how different sectors of society are adopting and implementing policies that can facilitate PA opportunities. 3. Attendees will be able to discuss the association between these PA-oriented policies and PA behaviors among young children, adolescents and adults.

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Organized by: Physical Activity
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Food and Nutrition, Law

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