2020 Newsletters

"Promoting Health through Physical Activity"

QUARTER 3: July – September 2020

Topics in this Issue

A LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES:

  • Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
  • Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network III

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

  • 2020 American Fitness Index City Rankings
  • Applications Open for National Recreation Trail Designation
  • RWJF Funding Opportunity: Culture of Health Prize
  • WHO’s Campaign Supports At-Home Physical Activity

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:

  • Congress Passes the Great American Outdoors Act

RESEARCH NOTES:

  • The Impact of Financial Incentives on Physical Activity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • Development of a National Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index in the United States: Differences by Region and Rurality
  • Relationship Between Muscle-Strengthening Activity and Cause-Specific Mortality in a Large US Cohort
  • Disparities in Youth Sports Participation in the U.S., 2017-2018
  • Preschool Environmental Influences on Physical Activity in Children with Disabilities

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:

  • Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America – New Webinar by America Walks
  • HHS Releases Healthy People 2030 Physical Activity Objectives
  • Special Issue: Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:

  • Boston Allocates Over $100M to Citywide Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvements
  • King County, WA Awards 2020 Youth and Amateur Sports Grants
  • Cherokee, IA Regional Medical Center Benefits Trails With $160,000 Donation
  • Meet the Women Making the Outdoors More Accessible to All

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • October, November, & December

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QUARTER 2: April – June 2020

Topics in this Issue

A LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES:

  • Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
  • Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network III

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

  • 2020 Recreational Trails Program Awards
  • Healthy Moments Radio
  • How to Create a Trail, FREE Live Webinar
  • Improving Physical Activity During Pregnancy
  • Upcoming Events and Observances: July, August, September

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:

  • Congress to vote on Great American Outdoors Act

RESEARCH NOTES:

  • Physical Activity Based Pediatric Obesity Treatment, Depression, Self-Esteem and Bodymage: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic and Physical Activity
  • Worn on the Older Body: Physical Activity Technologies and the Commitment to Health
  • Association Between Parent and Child Physical Activity: A Systematic Review
  • Built Environment, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Findings from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:

  • In Praise of Walking – New Webinar by America Walks
  • Virtual and Physical Outcomes Webinar
  • Park and Recreation Month Toolkit
  • Planning Physical Activity in Rural Communities

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:

  • Local Move Your Way Campaign Kicks Off in Streator, Illinois
  • Healthy Streets Austin
  • The Future of Physical Education
  • Tennessee Schools Resume Sports
  • High Standards for New York Schools’ Wellness Policies

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • July, August, September

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QUARTER 1: January - March 2020

Topics in this Issue

COVID-19: RESOURCES AND AT-HOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

  • America Walks Announces 19 Community Change Grantees
  • Customize Move Your Way Materials for Your Community
  • Five Health Tips for Your Community in 2020
  • The Child Opportunity Index 2.0
  • Upcoming Events and Observances: April, May, June

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON: 

  • Connecting America's Active Transportation System Act
  • The REHAB Act Supports Active Communities

RESEARCH NOTES:

  • Childcare Center Characteristics Moderate the Effects of a Physical Activity Intervention
  • Current Evidence of Measurement Properties of Physical Activity Questionnaires for Older Adults: An Updated Systematic Review
  • Engaging Underserved Community Members in Diabetes Self-Management: Evidence from the YMCA of Greater Richmond Diabetes Control Program
  • Brain Breaks® Physical Activity Solutions in the Classroom and on Attitudes towardPhysical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial among Primary Students from Eight Countries

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:

  • Park Planning Tool for Inclusive Spaces
  • CDC Adult Physical Inactivity Prevalence Maps
  • City Parks Alliance: Active Parks, Healthy Cities Report

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:

  • $19M Allocated to Los Angeles Parks Improvements
  • Community Center Fitness & Fun in Ohio
  • Vermont Physical Activity Council Announces Grant Recipients
  • New Physical Activity Spaces in West Virginia

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • April, May, June

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES: 

  • Update from the USC PRC Core Research Project
  • National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) Seeks State Liaisons 
  • Update from the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network II

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