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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2002

Campaigns and Informational Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Community-Wide Campaigns—Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. (Community Guide Recommendation)

Description of Resource: 
Community-wide campaigns are recommended on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing physical activity and improving physical fitness among adults and children. Community-wide campaigns to increase physical activity involve many community sectors; include highly visible, broad-based, component strategies; and may also address other cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities. Am J Prev Med [Internet]. 2002 May [cited 2013 Feb 5];22 (4S):67-72. Available from http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/pa-ajpm-recs.pdf