Meeting Archive:
National and State Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity

Meeting Description:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

In 2010, the National Physical Activity (PA) Plan was released and included recommended strategies for eight sectors: public health; health care, education; transportation, land use/community design; parks, recreation, fitness and sports; business and industry; volunteer and non-profit organizations; and mass media. Prior to release of the National Plan, most states already had statewide obesity-related plans, some of which included elements similar to the National PA Plan.  Both the National and state PA plans incorporate policy strategies to increase physical activity. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and compare these strategies at the National and state level. Opportunities exist for assisting states with revision of  plans and matching goals and strategies to sectors that align with the National PA plan.

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National Physical Activity Plan
A comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health Matrix
Listing of available state physical activity plans.


      • Identify and use public health data as a tool to develop and prioritize community-based interventions, including policies, to promote physical activity.

      • Review and recommend best and evidence-based practices and procedures for the development and implementation of physical activity promotion efforts.

      • Oversee the development and implementation of a state physical activity plan, which includes goals, SMART objectives and strategies.




This Webinar is one of NSPAPPH's 2011 quarterly teleconference series in cooperation with Directors of Health Promotion and Education.


Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Maya Mohan
 Presenter Information
Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES

Associate Research Professor at Washington University in St. Louis within the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis.  She has a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Ohio University and a Doctorate in Public Health from Oregon State University. Her research is centered around policies to prevent chronic disease, with an emphasis on physical activity and nutrition. She has led the Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) since 2004 and collaborates with many national experts to advance this field.