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2009 Newsletters


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Bicycle Blog RSS Feed; Seeking SRTS Programs; Tennis in the Parks Initiative; American Diabetes Month

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Update on Senate Climate Bill; Livable Communities Task Force

RESEARCH NOTES: 8 Steps to Fitness; An Economic Evaluation of Health-Promotive Built Environment Changes; Prospective Study of Urban Form and Physical Activity in the Black Women's Health Study

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Physical Activity Research Center for Public Heath; Toolkit Helps Employers Promote Healthy Child Weight

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Alliance Awards $104,000 in Grants; Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving; Physical Activity and Socio-Economic Status

SCHOOLS: Two Featured Resources from Safe Routes to School; Record Participation for Walk to School Day

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute; Seventh Annual International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Ask Google to Generate Biking Route Maps; Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid; The Bike League Blog is Back; National Turn off the TV Week; Active Aging Week; Walk to School Month

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: New Bills Recognize the Benefits of Complete Streets

RESEARCH NOTES: Activity, Diet, and Risk of Alzheimer Disease; Neighborhood Safety, Socioeconomic Status, and Physical Activity in Older Adults; Evaluation of Physical Activity Measures Used in Middle-Aged Women; Comparison of Two Methods of Conducting Fit and Strong! Arthritis and Rheumatism

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Motoring Group Promotes Cycling; Adolescent Athletes Enjoy Better Sleep; Journal Supplement Focuses on Adolescent Obesity

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: New IOM Report Affirms Local Governments’ Role in Creating Healthy Environments; Advocacy Advance & League Web Advances

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Promoting Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging – Research to Practice Conference; 2009 PEP Grant Resource Conference; WALK 21: 10th Annual Conference; National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exposition; APHA Annual Meeting & Public Health Expo



NEWS YOU CAN USE: Bike Florida Launches Year-Round Touring; W.H.O. Europe Physical Activity Website; America on the Move's September Campaign; Healthy Aging® Month; National Turn Off the TV Week

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: House Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill; Next Federal Transportation Bill

RESEARCH NOTES: (1) StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts Program: Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Rural Sedentary, Overweight, and Obese Midlife and Older Women; (2)The Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Obesity in a Population-Based Multiracial and Multiethnic Adult Sample; (3) Reasons for Urban Trail Use Predict Levels of Trail-Related Physical Activity; (4) 'Tell us something we don't already know or do!' - The response of planning and transport professionals to public health guidance on the built environment and physical activity

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: New Health Reform Library; Healthy Kids Need Places to Walk; Resources Related to Complete Streets Policies; Muddy Dog Running Log

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Columbia, MO Bicyclist Harassment Ordinance; Bike Pittsburgh Launches Car-Free Fridays; Healthy Communities are “CATCHing” on with Stimulus Funding

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: National Environmental Public Health Conference; Third International Conference on Physical Activity and Public Health; National Safe Routes to School Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: USC PRC Celebrates Ten Years of Partnership and Successes with Sumter County Active Lifestyles


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Personal Fitness and the Recession; Rentabikenow.com Offers Rental Bikes in 144 U.S. Cities; National Great Outdoors Month; National Trails Day

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: No Child Left Inside; Smart Planning for Smart Growth Act of 2009; Stimulus Funding for Bicycling

RESEARCH NOTES: Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Survival; Maternal Education and PA in Children; Physical Activity in Renovated Parks

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Strategies to Keep People Exercising after Chronic Disease Exercise Programs; Bicycle-Friendly State Rankings; Walk Slow, Long, and Often to Help the Heart

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: EPA Recognizes Healthier Aging Projects; Action Strategies Toolkit Offers Concrete Resources

SCHOOLS: U.S. Experts Urge Healthcare Reform in Cities and Schools

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: Research to Practice Symposium; ISBNPA Annual Meeting; 5th Annual AAPHERD Leadership Conference; PE4Life Summit; National Plan 2009
Conference; 4th IANA Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: New Grant for Center and Core Research Project


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Denver, CO Bike Share Program; Geocaching; New Neighborhood Safety Brochure; World Physical Activity Day; National TV Turnoff Week; National Start! Walking Day

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Transportation: Call for Big, Bold Change; Trails, Walking, Biking: $825 Million in Stimulus Package

RESEARCH NOTES: Neighborhood Environment and Income; Test-retest reliability of the Women's Health Initiative physical activity questionnaire; Prevalence of self-reported physically active adults - United States, 2007

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: How States Encourage Bicycling, and Walking; New SRTS Progress Report Available; PRC Partnership Tool (PTT); Community Health Status Indicators

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Car-Free Weekends; The Greenprints Project; North Carolina Kids Get Their Game On

SCHOOLS: Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH); Safe Routes Snapshots: Columbia, SC

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: SPARK Spring and Summer Institutes; 124th American Alliance for Health, Physical Activity, Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention; 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; SOPHE Mid-Year Scientific Conference; 4th International Making Cities Liveable Conference



NEWS YOU CAN USE: Safety Fact Sheet Available; Have an Active Winter; Sustainable Sites Initiative; Annual Healthy Weight Week; Trails Advocacy Week

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: Bicycle Commuter Tax Provision; Cyclists Fare Well In November Elections

RESEARCH NOTES: Active Transportation and Obesity Rates; Population-Wide Strategies To Promote Physical Activity; Food And Physical Activity

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES: Checklist for Safe Playgrounds; NCOA Issue Briefs; Active Living Videos; Program Gets Kids on Feet; E-Newsletter From Nia

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES: Physical Activity and Communities; New Bike Parking Ordinances Proposed In NYC; Los Angeles County Launches Youtube Channels

SCHOOLS: Oberstar Award

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS: 2nd Safe Routes To School National Conference; 3rd International Congress On Physical Activity And Public Health; 2009 National Bike Summit; Active Living Research Annual Conference

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE: Utilization and Physical Activity Levels at Renovated and Unrenovated SchoolL Playgrounds:


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