Landmark Reports

Promoting Better Health for Young People through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President
This report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, and released by the White House, outlines ten strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. Included is a bibliography and appendices of helpful materials.

Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? Examining the Evidence

Transportation Research Board of the National Academies

This report reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; summarizes what is known about these relationships, including the strength and magnitude of any causal connections; examines implications for policy; and recommends priorities for future research. 

Physical Activity and Good Nutrition:Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity, 2004
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This report discusses physical inactivity and unhealthy eating as major health risk behaviors with critical impact on health, and CDC’s programs that pursue changes to the community environment and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Physical Activity Fundamental To Preventing Disease
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services, June 20, 2002.
Report provides statistics on the rates of overweight and obesity in America, the   physical activity trends of Americans, and the medical conditions resulting from those trends.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001
A compilation of results from the 2001 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  This on-line version allows the viewer to query results according to various criteria.

Encouraging Teens to Adopt a Safe and Healthy Lifestyle

Hatcher J, Scarpa J.  Child Trends, June 2002.

Report summarizes quasi-experimental and non-experimental studies of health related behaviors and the factors associated with improved health related behaviors and lower occurrences of injury.

Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President From the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000

Report focuses on ten strategies for promoting health and lessening the occurrence of or risks for obesity in young people. 

NIH Consensus Statement: Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health
Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health.  NIH Consensus Statement 1995 Dec. 18-20; 13(3): 1-33.

A NIH panel’s assessment of the medical knowledge on physical activity and cardiovascular health available at the time of the document’s development.

Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical Activity and Health:

A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and

Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1996.

Offers a comprehensive review of the scientifically based information available regarding physical activity and its impact on health status.

The Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Surgeon General’s Call to action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity.  Rockville, MD:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General, 2001.

The report addresses the epidemic of overweight and obesity via five principles that will help in achieving the goal of preventing and treating the diseases and the resulting health conditions.  The website also offers pertinent fact sheets relating to overweight and obesity.

Healthy People 2010 Physical Activity and Fitness Goals
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health.  2nd ed. Washington, DC: U.S. GPO, Nov. 2000.  Document outlines the goals set by the government for reducing disease and disparity among Americans and objectives for achieving those goals by 2010.  Also listed are the leading health indicators of which PHYSICAL ACTIVITY is listed as #1.

STATISTICS AND OTHER RESOURCES

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A tool to assist with implementation of CDC’s Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People and Guidelines for School Health Programs to Promote Lifelong Healthy Eating.

Healthy People in Healthy Communities A Community Planning Guide Using Healthy People 2010
Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion; Office of Public Health & Science; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
A guide for building community coalitions, creating a vision, measuring results, and creating partnerships dedicated to improving the health of a community. Includes “Strategies for Success” to help in starting community activities.

Does The Built Environment Influence Physical Activity?  Examining The Evidence.
Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
This Transportation Research Board report reviews the broad trends affecting the relationships among physical activity, health, transportation, and land use; summarizes what is known about these relationships, including the strength and magnitude of any causal connections; examines implications for policy; and recommends priorities for future research.  A summary of the report was published as TRB Report Summary 24.  Also available are background papers used by the committee to help develop the report.

Shaping the City of Tomorrow: What Gets Us Moving

Saint Louis University School of Public Health

Formative Research for a Campaign to Promote Healthy Weight Using Relevant Physical Activity and Nutrition Messages for Youth
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This report summarizes a qualitative research study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Westat. The results can be helpful in developing communication efforts using relevant physical activity and nutrition messages to promote healthy weight among youth.

Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

A report detailing the results of two years of interviews, school site visits and analysis. The report is a summary of the results of two national polls released today show remarkable agreement between parents and teachers on what schools should do to help stop the epidemic of childhood obesity.

 

Case Studies in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Assessment and Management of Adult Obesity
American Medical Association

An obesity primer consisting of 10 booklets that offer practical recommendations for addressing adult obesity in the primary care setting.

 

Summary Report: Projects of State and Local Education Agencies and National Organizations to Increase Physical Activity Among Youth and Reinforce Campaign Messages

CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health

 

WISEWOMAN Works

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2003

A Collection of Success Stories from Program Inception Through 2002.

 

Physical Activity Among Adults:  United States, 2000

National Center for Health Statistics, USDHHS, 2003

Advance data from vital and health statistics

 

Urban Sprawl and Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Creating a Healthy Environment:  The Impact of the built environment on public health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Guide to Community Preventive Services: Systematic Reviews and Recommendations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Guide Branch

 

Physical Activity and Older Americans: Benefits and Strategies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality

 

What Constitutes a Quality Physical Education Program?
National Association for Sport and Physical Education

 

Guidelines for Comprehensive Programs to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Association of State & Territorial Public Health Nutrition Directors

 

New Community Design Guide For Public Health Practitioners
National Center for Bicycling and Walking

 

Designing Sidewalks and Trails for Access: Part 2
Federal Highway Administration

 

Environmental and Policy Determinants of Physical Activity in the United States
American Journal of Public Health

 

New Community Design to the Rescue – Fulfilling Another American Dream
National Governors Association for Best Practices

 

Public Attitude Toward Physical Education in Schools
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Nutrition, Physical Activity & Obesity Appropriations Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Mean Streets 2002: New Study Ranks Most Dangerous Places For Walking; Pedestrian Deaths Increase In 2001

Surface Transportation Policy Project

 

Bike Lane Design Guide

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

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