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Partners Come Together to Produce Parks and Recreation Poster

Active Living Research, the National Recreation and Parks Association, and PAPRN+ collaborated to create a health and wellness poster that illustrates the impact of activity as a health solution. 

To view and download the poster, please click here.

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:

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.

Resource Spotlight

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
Click here to download a guide to creating physical activity plans for your community!

Research Highlights

Working groups have been developed and are conducting research. Research projects and results will be added when available. Click here to explore some of our recent Working Group calls.

Network Overview

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.

To sign up for the Network mailing list and join monthly calls, please click here. For additional questions, email the Network at