Two Documents, Explained
Featuring the National Physical Activity Plan and the National Recreation and Park Association
Developers of two new resources go over key findings and recommend how to use the documents to promote community physical activity. Learn about the value of local parks and strategies for walkability from two of NPAS’s national partners, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Kevin Roth, PhD Vice President of Research
National Recreation and Park Association
Local Parks’ Economic Impact
– Key findings of the newly released NRPA report: The Economic Impact of Local Parks
– Discuss other sources of economic impact beyond those identified in the study
– Discuss how to use the study’s key findings
Document: The Economic Impact of Local Parks
Slides: NPAS April 18 NRPA webinar -economic impact, posted with permission. Local professionals may use these slides with attribution to NRPA. We encourage you to supplement the material here with localized material for your own state from nrpa.org.
NPAS partners with the National Recreation and Park Association through the Every Body Walk! Collaborative.
Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES, Deputy Director, Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis
Public Health Sector Chair, National Physical Activity Plan
Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities Together
– Briefly review 2017 US Report Card on Walking and Walkable Communities
– Identify sectors and their potential roles in promoting walking and walkable communities
– Describe six strategies developed to have the greatest impact on improved walkability and increased walking
Document: Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities: Cross-Sector Recommendations from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
Slides Handout from Walking Recommendations Webinar presentation
NPAS has a board seat on the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.
Open to all with an interest in public health approaches to physical activity.