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Colorado Physical Activity Policy Research Network (CO-PAPRN)


The Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN) was created in 2004 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of policies that influence physical activity in communities and is comprised of university researchers and community leaders across the United States. For more information on CO-PAPRN activities click here.  

 

 Research Brief, December 2012

Advancing Environmental and Policy Change to Promote Physical Activity through Multisectoral Collaborative Groups
 

Recent Publications

Lessons in promoting active living: The collaborative perspective

Gustat, J., Healy, I., Litt, J.S.,‡ Reed, H., Tabak, R., Goins, K.V., Bornstein, D., Carnoske, C., Lyn, R., Eyler, A.A. Lessons in promoting active living: The collaborative perspective. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (2013) May-Jun; 19 (3 Suppl 1): S58-64.

Policy, Systems and Environmental Change for Obesity Prevention: An Advocacy Framework to Inform Local and State Action

Lyn, R., Aytur, S., Davis, T., Eyler, A., Evenson, K., Chriqui, J., Cradock, A., Goins, K., Litt, J.S., Brownson, R., Policy, Systems and Environmental Change for Obesity Prevention: An Advocacy Framework to Inform Local and State Action. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (2013) May-Jun; 19 (3 Suppl 1): S23-33.

Municipal officials’ perceived barriers to consideration of physical activity in community design decision making

Goins, K.V., Schneider, K., Brownson, R., Carnoske, C., Evenson, K., Eyler, A., Heinrich, K., Litt, J.S., Lyn, R., Maddock, J., Reed, H., O’Hara Tompkins, N., Lemon, S. Municipal officials’ perceived barriers to consideration of physical activity in community design decision making. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice (2013) May-Jun; 19 (3 Suppl 1): S65-73.

Advancing Environmental and Policy Change through Active Living Collaboratives: Exploring Compositional and Stakeholder Engagement Correlates of Group Effectiveness

Litt, J.S.,‡ Reed, H., Tabak, R., Zieff, S., Eyler, A., Goins, K.V., Lyn, R., O’Hara-Tomkins, N., et al., Advancing Environmental and Policy Change through Active Living Collaboratives: Exploring Compositional and Stakeholder Engagement Correlates of Group Effectiveness. Journal of Public Health Management and Policy (2013) May-Jun; 19 (3 Suppl 1): S49-57.

Active Living Collaboratives in the United States: Understanding Characteristics, Activities, and Achievement of Environmental and Policy Change

Litt, J.S.,‡ Reed, H.L., Tabak, R.G., Zieff, S.G., Eyler, A.A., Lyn, R., et al. Active Living Collaboratives in the United States: Understanding Characteristics, Activities, and Achievement of Environmental and Policy Change. Preventing Chronic Disease (2013). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0162.htm

 
 

Coalitions and Networks for Active Living (CANAL)

The PAPRN, as part of its work, established the Coalitions and Networks for Active Living (CANAL) workgroup to understand the effectiveness of local, state-wide and national collaborative partnerships designed to influence physical activity through policy and environmental change. In preparation for this study, CANAL collected information on 24 groups across the nation through Web site searches and PAPRN recommendations. The next phase in the study is to expand their reach to include an additional 25 collaboratives and interview all groups about their functions, activities and environment and policy actions to promote physical activity.

Visit these links to learn more or nominate a group to participate!

• CANAL  General Overview 
• Nomination form 
 

 
 
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