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
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