Get Active! Park, Trail, and Greenway Infrastructure Interventions Increase Physical Activity
By: Amy Lansky, PhD, MPH, director of the Community Guide Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Ken Rose, MPA, chief, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This spring, the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) issued a recommendation for park, trail, and greenway infrastructure interventions used in combination with additional interventions, such as structured programs or community awareness such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Active People, Healthy NationSM program, to increase physical activity.
ODPHP is excited to announce 3 new Healthy People 2030 core objectives and 1 new research objective — the first new objectives since the launch of Healthy People 2030 in August 2020. Like all Healthy People 2030 objectives, the new objectives were developed by Healthy People 2030 subject matter experts, meet specific criteria, and reflect public input.