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Community-Wide Campaigns to Promote Physical Activity

Rescources and Tools


  • Healthy Communities Toolkit (Michigan Department of Community Health)
    This nutrition and environmental assessment toolkit addresses policy, community design and planning, building coalitions, and working with the media. Also, it includes resources, tools, templates, reproducible materials, and links to helpful websites.

  • Physical Activity: Steps to Effective Cancer Control Planning (Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.- Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools)
    This portal provides access to data and research-tested resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs, including community-wide campaigns.

  • Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    This CDC-based web page provides links to physical activity programs, interventions, and campaigns supported by CDC which can serve as examples when planning programs and interventions for various audiences.

  • Community Toolbox (Kansas University Workgroup on Health Promotion and Community Development)
    This internet-based service can assist and support communities in the development of health promoting campaigns. This collection of resources is organized by 16 core areas including tips, tools, materials, examples, and online assistance.

  • We Can! (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)
    This toolkit gives community planners a one-stop shop of planning tools, reproducible materials, and curricula with dynamic activities for parents to encourage a healthy weight in their family. The toolkit offers a six-course curriculum for parents on energy balance, nutrition activities to increase access and availability of healthy foods, increase physical activity, and reduce screen time.