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Fostering Physical Activity for Children and Youth: Opportunities for a Lifetime of Health

July 22, 2019

Provides background research about the current state of physical activity in the nation and highlights organizational practices and public policies to improve physical activity among children and youth. The report serves as a launching pad for action for practitioners and advocates who are interested in engaging in systems and environmental change approaches in four key arenas: schools, early childcare and education settings, out-of-school-time programs, and communities.Commissioned by the Convergence Partnership, a national collaborative of health funders in the U.S., the report was informed by research and key informant interviews. Reflecting the Convergence Partnership's vision, the report's analysis of policy opportunities at the federal, state and local level emphasizes ways to ensure that health equity is at the forefront of collaborative efforts.This document is part of a larger strategy to identify high-impact approaches that will move the Convergence Partnership closer to the vision of healthy people in healthy places. In addition to this document, the Partnership has released other policy briefs on topics such as the built environment and access to healthy food.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community

April 30, 2010

Outlines funder and policy strategies to support comprehensive, coordinated efforts to create healthy food environments through retail and institutional environments, federal food and nutrition assistance programs, regional food systems, and agriculture.

The Transportation Prescription: Bold New Ideas for Healthy, Equitable Transportation Reform in America

July 18, 2009

Outlines the direct and indirect health effects of transportation policies and offers a framework for a healthy, equitable policy, including prioritizing investments in distressed areas, accessibility, transparency, accountability, and community input.

Childhood Obesity: The Role of Health Policy

March 18, 2008

This first policy report from the CPRC and the NICHQ Childhood Obesity Action Network was released on March 18, 2008 in Miami Florida as part of the Second Childhood Obesity Congress.