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2003 Newsletters

November/December

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS: Faculty Position in Epidemiology of PA; MPH in Physical Activity and Public Health
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: ADA Walking Book and Pedometer; Fitness Assessment Slide Show; Health Tools
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: FY2004 Appropriations; Other PA-Related Bills; State Legislation
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Influence of PA on Health Care Costs; Community Exercise Program and Changes in Health Care Costs; Walking for Physical Activity; 12-Country Reliability and Validity of IPAQ; PA and Breast Cancer Risk; PA and Physical Disablement in Older Adults
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Active Commuting to School Guides; Resource Database for Children's PA and Nutrition; Childhood Obesity Prevention Program; PEP Grants Awarded; New Study on Implications of School Siting; Steps Community Awards; Electronic Newsletter for Practitioners
  • PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Active Community Environments Guide; Bicycle-Friendly Community Awards
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Health Education and Promotion Conference; Walk21 Conference
September/October
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: Fitness Days; Walk to School Week; VERB Seasonal Event; Go Active Happy Meal
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Funding Restored for Transportation Enhancements
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Special Journal Issues On PA; Impact Of Rail Trail; Relating Sprawl to PA, Obesity & Mortality; Walking Trends; BRFSS Measuring More PA; Inactivity Associated With Erectile Dysfunction
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Tools to Measure Environmental Change; Pedestrian Travel Report
  • PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Community-Based PA Project; Canada on the Move: Step One; Path Initiative in Scotland
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Active Living Research Annual Conference; Chronic Disease Conference; Steps to a Healthier US Summit
  • USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: New Resources on Website
July/August
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: StairWELL To Better Health, VERB Listserv; Children and Weight On-Line Forum; Running Website for Kids; Schools Needed for Diabetes Study
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Transportation Enhancement Funding Cut; HHS Appropriations Update
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Environmental Effects on PA; PA Barriers for Hispanics; Environmental Correlates of Walking and Biking
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Healthy K.I.D.S. Newsletters Available; Hearts N Parks Program Successful; Journal of Physical Activity and Health; New Walk To School Resource; Health Promotion Handbook; New Online Physical Activity Tool; Summary Report on Increasing Youth PA Opportunities; Health Plan Launches Walking Program
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Cooper Institute Conference; Australian PA Conference
May/June
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: National Therapeutic Recreation Week; Newspaper Series on Obesity
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Pedestrian and Cycling Equity Act; SAFETEA
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Measuring Environmental Supports for PA; Pedometer-Driven Walking Program for Older Adults; Associations Between Overweight and The Environment; Walk21 IV Proceedings
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Expert Report on Nutrition, PA, and Chronic Diseases; New PA Report; HHS Prevention Portfolio; Bicycle and Pedestrian Attitudes; Economic Analysis of Healthy Eating and PA; Cost of Physical Inactivity in Michigan; Eat Smart. Play Hard; Walking School Bus Website; Updated DNPA Website
  • PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Bicycle-Friendly Community Awards; Designing & Building Healthy Places Website; Marketing and Communication Guide
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: The Avera Lifestyle Challenge Audio Conference; Velo-City 2003
March/April
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: National Public Health Week; Move for Health
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: FY2003 Budget Passed; IMPACT Act
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Promoting PA in Socially/Economically Deprived Community; Fitting in Fitness; Correlates of PA; PA Perceptions of Older Adults
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Promising Practices; Safe Routes to School Toolkit; Bicycle/Pedestrian Progress; Leadership for Active Living Resources; PA Promotion Brochures
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Steps to a Healthier US Summit; Physical Activity and Public Health Course
  • USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Position Announcement
January/February
  • NEWS YOU CAN USE: 29 Tips to Get Physical, National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Active Lifestyle Awards
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: FY2003 Appropriations, Health in 2004 Budget, Senators Promote Completion of East Coast Greenway
  • RESEARCH NOTES: Motorized Transportation & Associations with Obesity, PA & Supportive Environments
  • REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: A Vision for Active Living, Fit Kids Do Better Academically, Mean Streets 2002, Sustrans Safe Routes To School Video, School Health Index, Walk To School Slide Presentations, The Role Of Health Plans In Promoting Physical Activity, 99 Consejos Divertidos Para Una Familia En Forma
  • UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 6th Annual Health Education Advocacy Summit, Building Connections for Community Health, Walk21 IV
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