2017 Newsletters

QUARTER 3: July - September 2017

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 
Google Spin-off Deploys Wearables for Health Study
National Recreation and Park Association Launches Podcast: Open Space Radio
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Applications Due Nov. 3
Industry Leaders Rally to Grow Youth Sports Participation
Creating Active Outdoor Opportunities for All
Upcoming Events and Observances: October, November, December

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
Recap: 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting 4
House Making Final Decisions on Cuts to TIGER, Transit Construction, and Rail

RESEARCH NOTES:
Large-Scale Physical Activity Data Reveal Worldwide Activity Inequality
The Motivational Impact of Wearable Healthy Lifestyle Technologies: A Self-determination Perspective on Fitbits With Adolescents
Increasing Walking in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: The Walk to Fly Study
Patterns of Sedentary Behavior and Mortality in US Middle Aged and Older Adults: A National Cohort Study
The Impact of Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) Intervention on Preschoolers’ Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Time: A Single-blind Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data
Getting Girls Active: Reducing Gender Inequality in Physical Activity
ChangeLab Workplace Wellness: Walk This Way
The State of Obesity 2017: Better Policies for a Healthier America
Health-Related Behaviors and Academic Achievement Among High School Students
Church Environment Audit Tool

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sport Award Winners Announced
Building a Social Scene Around a Bike Path
Blowing Rock, NC Receives $2M Grant to Expand Middle Fork Greenway
How Seattle Morphed From Bikeshare Failure to Industry Leader

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:
October, November, December

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: 
Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
USC Researchers Receive $3.3 Million Grant for a Study to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among African Americans
Update from the National Physical Activity Plan
Update from the South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network
Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II

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QUARTER 2: April - June 2017

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 
America Walks Announces 2017 Walking College Fellows
The Healthy Behavior Data Challenge
Fitbit Data Reveals Fittest Countries and US Cities
To Build a Great Public Space, You Need More Than Good Design
Anthem Foundation Grants due September 1
Upcoming Events and Observances: July, August, September

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
Changes to the Department of Transportation Funding
National 4-H Conference Briefing: Providing the Youth Perspective on Physical Activity Messaging

RESEARCH NOTES:
Effectiveness of Interventions to Promote Physical Activity and/or Decrease Sedentary    Behavior Among Rural Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Where Are Adults Active? An Examination of Physical Activity Locations Using GPS in Five US Cities
Fitness Equipment in Public Parks: Frequency of Use and Community Perceptions in a Small Urban Centre
Gender Differences in Walking (for Leisure, Transport and in Total) Across Adult Life: A Systematic Review
Combined Exercise is More Effective than Aerobic Exercise in the Improvement of Fall Risk Factors: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Community-Dwelling Older Men

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016
Trust for Public Land City Park Facts
Step it Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Public Health and Transportation Partners Launch Website on Bicycling and Walking in the US
New CDC Resources for Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Schools

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
Minneapolis-St. Paul is the Fittest City in the US
Kenmore, a Let's Move! 'All-Star' Community
St. George Earns Bike Friendly Recognition
Free soccer Programs Bring Fun and Fitness to Miami-Dade Parks
Building Community Through Physical Activity - Hike, Bike & Paddle

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:
July, August, September

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: 
Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
Update from the National Physical Activity Plan
Update from the South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network (SC-HBRN)
Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II

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QUARTER 1: January - March 2017

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE:
America Walks 2017 Webinar Series
Spring into Wellness with the New PALA+ Program!
500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health
2017 Federal Fee-Free Days

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review
Measuring the Movement of People, Not Just Cars

RESEARCH NOTES:
Street Connectivity and Obesity Risk: Evidence from Electronic Health Records
Association of “Weekend Warrior” and Other Leisure Time Physical Activity Patterns With Risks for All-Cause, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer Mortality
Increasing Physical Activity Through Principles of Habit Formation in New Gym Members: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
The Impact of Interventions that Integrate Accelerometers on Physical Activity and Weight Loss: A Systematic Review
The Neighborhood Physical Environment and Active Travel in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Physical Activity and Incident Hypertension in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
Dangerous By Design 2016
Stepping it Up and Eating Right
Strategies for Recess in Schools
Measuring What We Value: Policies to Prioritize Public Health and Build Prosperous Regions
Making Strides: State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
Every Body Walk! 2016 Micro Grants Awarded
Medical Campus Aims to be Regional Beacon of Wellness
Bringing Play to a Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Neighborhood
The Best Places to Retire Without a Car

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:
April, May, June

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATE:
Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
Update from the National Physical Activity Plan
Update from the South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network
Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II

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