2021 Newsletters

"Promoting Health through Physical Activity"

QUARTER 2: April – June 2021

Topics in this Issue

A LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

USC PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER UPDATES:

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

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

  • Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund
  • World Olympians Association Awards Five ‘Service to Society’ Grants
  • Recommended Exercise for Individuals with Parkinson’s: New Guidelines from the Parkinson’s Foundation and the ACSM

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES

  • July, August, September

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:

  • Presidential Proclamation on National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Complete Streets Act of 2021

RESEARCH NOTES:

  • Physical Inactivity is Associated with a Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes: a Study in 48,440 Adult Patients
  • Occupational Physical Activity and Longevity in Working Men and Women in Norway: a Prospective Cohort Study
  • Improving Implementation of School-Based Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Policies, Practices, and Programs: a Systematic Review
  • Health Wearable Devices for Weight and BMI Reduction in Individuals with Overweight or Obesity and Chronic Comorbidities: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:

  • Advancing Trails Resource Library
  • America Walks Webinar: The Collision Analysis You Want Your City to Do to Save Lives
  • Park and Recreation Month Toolkit

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:

  • Seattle Mariners Announce Community Impact Grant Recipients to Advance Racial Equity and Promote Physical and Mental Health
  • Niagara Falls North-End Community Does ‘Zumba in the Park’
  • FitLot for Outdoor Circuit Training in Lincoln, NE
  • Oakland’s Queer Gym Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community through Exercise

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • July, August, September

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QUARTER 1: January – March 2021

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 II

NEWS YOU CAN USE:

  • Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Recommended Physical Activities
  • World Health Organization Updates Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Healthy People 2030: Target-Setting Tools and Methods
  • The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

UPCOMING EVENTS AND OBSERVANCES

  • April, May, June

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON:

  • Public Transit Relief Proposal Approved by House Committee
  • House Passes Major Public Lands Package

RESEARCH NOTES:

  • Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Interventions in Faith-Based Settings: A Systematic Review Using the Reach, Effectiveness/Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance Framework
  • Why Are Individuals with Diabetes Less Active? The Mediating Role of Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Factors
  • Data and Policy to Guide Opening Schools Safely to Limit the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
  • The Impact of Schoolyard Greening on Children's Physical Activity and Socioemotional Health: A Systematic Review of Experimental Studies

REPORTS, SURVEYS, GUIDELINES, RESOURCES:

  • Shifting Focus to Physical Activity
  • American Walks Guide to Assessing Neighborhood Walkability
  • What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World – a Conversation with Author Sara Hendren
  • SNAP-Ed Toolkit: Online Physical Activity Resources
  • Public Parks, Reimagined for the COVID Era

PROMOTING ACTIVE COMMUNITIES:

  • Nine U.S. Cities Awarded Funding for Childhood Obesity Prevention
  • Oklahoma State University Extension Project Helps Fight Childhood Obesity
  • Women's Sports Foundation Celebrates 35th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day
  • Walking Groups Try to Spark Interest in a Physical Activity Most People Can Enjoy

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS:

  • April, May, June

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