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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

Physical Activity: Creating or Improving Places for Physical Activity

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends the creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity to increase physical activity and improve physical fitness. Creation of or enhancing access to places for physical activity involves the efforts of worksites, coalitions, agencies, and communities as they attempt to change the local environment to create opportunities for physical activity. Such changes include creating walking trails, building exercise facilities, or providing access to existing nearby facilities.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Older Adults
Physical Activity
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Physical Activity: Creation of or Enhanced Access to Places for Physical Activity Combined with Informational Outreach Activities. c2001– [cited 2017 Feb 21]. Available from: