2018 Newsletters

"Promoting Health through Physical Activity"

QUARTER 3: July - September 2018

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Applications due Nov. 1
Podcast: Helping Black Women Get Healthy by Walking
Inside a Pedestrian-First Superblock
Meet the Groups Diversifying the Great Outdoors
Upcoming Events and Observances: October, November, December

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
New Policy Restricts Military Use of GPS Devices Overseas, Including Physical Activity Trackers
U.S. Senate passes transportation appropriations bill with robust funding for transit, rail programs

RESEARCH NOTES:
Effect of e-Bike versus bike commuting on cardiorespiratory fitness in overweight adults: A 4-week randomized pilot study
Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with
1.9 million participants
The effectiveness of eHealth interventions on physical activity and measures of obesity among working-age women:
a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Home‐based exergaming among children with overweight and obesity: a randomized clinical trial
Associations between worksite walkability, greenness, and physical activity around work

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids in Communities
Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines
2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data
Sedentary Behaviors in Today’s Youth: Approaches to the Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: A Scientific
Statement from the American Heart Association

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
LeBron Gives Bikes to School Children
Walkers More Than a Third of the Way to the Moon
Across Atlanta. 10 Surprising Facets of Outdoor Recreation
Orland, IL Park Residents Challenged to #Explore64
SC Teens Stand and Deliver at 6th Annual Youth Summit

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:
October, November, December

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: 
Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
USC Hosts the Physical Activity and Public Health Courses for Practitioners and Researchers
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 2018

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE: 
WHO Launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity
America Walks Announces Class of 2018 Walking College Fellows
AARP Launches New Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages
PeopleforBikes Grant Opportunity
Upcoming Events and Observances: July, August, September

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
Physical Activity for a Stronger America
19 US Trails Added to National Recreation System
US Department of Transportation Launches BUILD Transportation Program, Announces $1.5 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity

RESEARCH NOTES:
Neighborhood Built Environment and Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Physical
Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Weight Status of Adolescents
Impact of Scheduling Multiple Outdoor Free-play Periods in Childcare on Child
Moderate-to-vigorous Physical Activity: A Cluster Randomised Trial
Effectiveness of Mother and Daughter Interventions Targeting Physical Activity, Fitness,
Nutrition and Adiposity: A Systematic Review.
Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Randomized Dissemination and Implementation Study:
Countywide Adoption, Reach, and Effectiveness
Physical Activity Levels in Adults and Older Adults 3–4 Years After Pedometer-based
Walking Interventions: Long-term Follow-up of Participants from Two Randomised Controlled Trials in UK Primary Care

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
Be Active: Connecting Routes + Destinations
Developing a Park Prescription Program for your Community
Church Environment Audit Tool
Park and Recreation Month Toolkit
Helping Preschool Teachers and Child Care Providers Keep Children Active throughout the Day

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
Incorporating Parks into Roadways and Highways
Safe Streets Demonstration Projects
Alabamians Urged to Participate in 100 Miles Challenge
NRPA Awards Grant Funding to Support Cities Participating in 10-Minute Walk Campaign

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
Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II

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QUARTER 1: January - March 2018

Topics in this issue

NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Innovative Playground Design Trends and Fundraising Resources
New Monthly Podcast about Transit and Development
StreetFilms Releases Video Series Promoting Bicycling
Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grants
Upcoming Events and Observances: April, May, June

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:
Advisory Committee for 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Submits Scientific Report
TIGER Grant Recipients Announced While Future of TIGER Grant Program Remains
Uncertain

RESEARCH NOTES:
New Journal Release: Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour
Commitment Lotteries Promote Physical Activity Among Overweight Adults—A Cluster
Randomized Trial
Environmental Supports for Physical Activity, National Health Interview Survey–2015
Effectiveness of eHealth Interventions for the Promotion of Physical Activity in Older
Adults: A Systematic Review
Active Learning Increases Children's Physical Activity across Demographic Subgroups

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:
Parks and Recreation Inclusion Report
Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017
Cities Alive: Designing for Urban Childhoods
New Maps for National Recreation Trails

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:
America Walks Announces Community Change Grantees
Active Streets + 352Creates Celebrates Community
McCrary Elementary 60 Years Later: Here’s What a Community Working Together Can Accomplish
Why Everyone in San Francisco Lives Within a 10-Minute Walk to a Park

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:
April, May, June

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: 
Announcing the 2018 Physical Activity & Public Health Courses!
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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