There are a growing number of evidence-based strategies to improve walking and walkability, but few of them have achieved wide use. Thus, there is a need to work toward improved dissemination and implementation (D&I) for the most promising interventions. Leading researchers provided an overview of the state of the science on effective walking and walkability interventions, specifically as it relates to D&I research. Important target populations, including racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups at highest risk for inactivity, were discussed. Speakers highlighted interventions that have an evidence-base but have not been widely disseminated or implemented.
Chanam Lee, PhD, Professor, Texas A&M University
Increasing Walking at the Community Level: What Works?
Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH, Guerry Professor, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Kate Kraft, PhD, Executive Director, America Walks