News & Events
Network Participates in ALR 2017
In conjunction with ongoing research, PAPRN+ members convened at the Active Living Research (ALR) conference at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, February 26 through March 1. The ALR annual conference, with its 2017 theme of "Active Living across the Life Span," brought together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities.
At the conference, PAPRN+ members presented on a variety of physical activity topics, including:
- "Advancing translation and dissemination through the Physical Activity Policy Research Network Plus (PAPRN+) Working Groups," Amanda Wilson
- "A qualitative study of workplace programs and policies that promote physical activity," Keshia Pollack
- "Do social cohesion and social interaction moderate built environment associations with walking?" Arlie Adkins
- "A group medical visit to promote physical activity in underserved adults," Holly Russell
- "Long-term impacts of playground renovations on use and differences by park characteristics," Sandy Slater
Environment and Behavior Publishes Network Paper on Translation and Dissemination
The journal Environment and Behavior published "Advancing Translation and Dissemination Research and Practice Through the Physical Activity Policy Research Network Plus," authored by four Network Coordinating Center members. The commentary piece discusses origins of the Network and outlines the organization of its research, working groups, and communications progressions. To read the article, please click here.
78-year-old Power Lifter Promotes Physical Activity at all Ages
Click here to watch Willie Murphy, a power lifter, inspire people of all ages to get in shape.
Physical Activity Plan Toolkit
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Working groups are currently being developed to organize and conduct research. Research projects and results will be added when available. Check back soon!
The Physical Activity Policy Research Network Plus (PAPRN+) is a CDC-funded network that advances policy research to increase the number of Americans who achieve adequate physical activity to promote and sustain health. The primary focus of PAPRN+ is to conduct research that will serve as the basis for improved strategies for translation, dissemination, and implementation (TDI), with an emphasis on non-health sectors, including enhancing the ability of health departments to collaborate effectively with non-health partners. PAPRN+ will focus on policies that increase walking, which is the most popular form of aerobic physical activity in the U.S.
Click here to view our Network's organization, including funded study institutions and research workgroups.