Policy-makers

Compelling and understandable research can go a long way in shaping policy decisions that support active communities. Our resources can help inform any stage of the policy-making process. We can help you put active living on the agenda; present evidence-based strategies that have potential for wide-scale impact; and share real-life examples that show how research has impacted policy.

 

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Linking Policies to Improve Public Safety with Preventing Childhood Obesity

Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted a webinar to discuss successful strategies to address both public safety and childhood obesity. These strategies included maintaining and providing safe access to parks; improving conditions that allow for safe active transport; increasing opportunities for children to walk or bike to school safely; designing communities to discourage crime and encourage physical activity.

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