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2008 Newsletters

November/December

IN THIS ISSUE – November-December 2008

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Physical Activity Special Interest Group (PA SPIG); New ACSM Certification; Tips for Family Fitness Fun; Parks and Recreation Magazine Blog; New Bicycle Friendly Cities

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Investment in Walking and Bicycling Will Save Billions; Bicycle Commuter Act Passes House

RESEARCH NOTES: Social-Environmental Influences on the Physical Activity Behavior of Women; Strategies for Physical Activity Maintenance in African American Women; Implementation of a Faith-Based Physical Activity Intervention; Built Environment and Physical Functioning in Hispanic Elders: The Role of “Eyes on the Street”

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: New Physical Activity Guidelines; Updated BRFSS Prevalence and Trends Tables; America’s Best Healthy Places to Retire;
Launching MYPYRAMID for Preschoolers; Social Marketing Web Course

SCHOOLS: Maryland Ties Public School Construction to Complete Streets; The Need to Expand Physical Activity in Schools

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: California Passes Complete Streets Law; SMART GROWTH Resource Library; Active Transportation Vision

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: International Transportation Research Board; 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth, International Stroke Conference; Childhood Obesity Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: USC Researchers to Tie Into Existing Major Study; Russell Pate Promotes National Physical Activity Plan

September/October

IN THIS ISSUE – September-October 2008

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Map My Run; Kranking: The Next Revolution in Fitness; Walk to School Month

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: USC Researcher Testifies

RESEARCH NOTES: Activity Improves Cognitive Function; Physical Activity and Neighborhood Parks; Health Passport; Physical Activity in Children Ages 9-15

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Investment in Disease Prevention; Strategies for Promoting Health Environments; Safe Routes to School Final Report; Social Support Encourages Walking

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Public Health and the Built Environment; Places for Physical Activity; Bikes4work; Bicycle Friendly Business

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods(ICDAM 7); 2008 European Public Health Conference; National Trails Symposium

July/August

IN THIS ISSUE – July - August 2008

NEWS YOU CAN USE: International Walk to School Month; Redesigned Healthfinder.gov

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Bike Resolutions; Complete Streets Bills

RESEARCH NOTES: VERB(tm) Campaign Summary; Neighborhood Design; Senior Intervention

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:  American Fitness Index; PA Guidelines Report; UK’S NICE Research on PA

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Active Living Strategies; Bicycle Friendly Community Awards; Bicycle Friendly State Program Launched; “Active After School” Communities; Find Thirty Every Day (Australia); Active Living Minnesota

SCHOOLS: Active After-School Communities (Australia); School Health Profiles Released

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 10th Annual International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity; America on the Move's September Campaign; Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008; 8th European Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education; Family Health and Fitness Day USA; WALK 21: 9th Annual; National Trails Symposium

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: USC PRC Highlighted on CDC PRC Website

May/June

NEWS YOU CAN USE:  Public Bike Rental Program in DC; WE Play!; National Senior Health and Fitness Day; National Trails Day; Bike Week [UK]

RESEARCH NOTES:  Is PA a Gateway Behavior for Diet?; PA and
Neighborhood Resources among High School Girls

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:  Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative; Potential of Parks and Recreation; Evaluation Tools for Local SRTS Programs; Community Assessment Tools (CAT's)

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:  A Residents' Guide to Creating Safe and Walkable Communities; Healthy Transportation Network; Benefits of Complete Streets; Local Governments Can Promote Active Living

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:  Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); 53rd Annual AAHPERD Leadership Development Conference; 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity; Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2008

March/April

NEWS YOU CAN USE: National Bike Month; Good Walking Cities; Practical Advice for Parents; Ten Reasons We're Couch Potatoes

RESEARCH NOTES: SilverSneakers Fitness Program; An Ecological Approach; Michigan's PAC Program; WV Walks; Special Issue of Preventive Medicine

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Active Education; Eat Smart-Play Hard(tm); Resources for Cycling; Preventing Diseases through Physical Activity; WAY to a Healthier Alabama; CDC Community Health Resources

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Achieve Initiative; Funding for Children's Running Programs; Smart Moves; Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 2008 SPARK Institutes; CDC Workshops USC

PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Cardiovascular Fitness and Stroke

January/February

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Online Physical Activity Programs; Bike Safety PSA

RESEARCH NOTES: Dog Ownership and Physical Activity; Physical Activity and Mortality; StrongWomen Community Strength Training; Pedometers and PA; Mortality Predictors in Older Adults

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Exercise is Medicine™; Trail-Building Toolbox; Adolescent Obesity Research; Physical Activity and the Deaf

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Complete Streets Briefing Paper; Promoting PA among Those 50+; Healthy Land Use Plans; High-Tech Solution for Promoting Bicycling; Promoting PA at the Mall

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: APHA Annual Meeting; Training on Assessment of the Built Environment; Physical Activity and Public Health Courses (US); Physical Activity Course for Public Health Practitioners (Canada)

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Question Order Matters When Assessing PA and Walking

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