Physical Activity and Public Health Practice


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Physical Activity in Public Health Practice provides the first evidence-based, practical textbook to guide readers through the process of conceptualizing, justifying, implementing, and evaluating physical activity interventions across a broad array of settings and populations. Section One begins with an overview of epidemiology, measurement, critical milestones, and the importance of moving beyond individual-level physical activity intervention, to interventions aimed at policy-, systems-, and environmental-level changes. Section Two considers planning interventions across a variety of settings and populations, including general concepts for implementation and evaluation, how to build effective coalitions, steps for developing community-, regional- or state-level strategic plans, and effectively translating policy into practice. Section Three addresses how to implement physical activity strategies across a variety of settings, including worksites, faith-based settings, healthcare settings, schools, and parks and recreation. This section also provides guidance on the complexities and challenges of targeting interventions for specific populations, such as families, older adults, persons with disabilities, as well as different strategies for urban and rural populations. Lastly, Section Four outlines effective strategies for how to evaluate interventions depending upon impact, outcome, and cost evaluation, and dissemination models for your intervention.

Presented from both a research and a practice perspective while discussing the best available research, this book provides the basis for planning and implementing physical activity programs that work and can build healthier communities. This hands-on text incorporates learning objectives, real-world examples, case studies, and bulleted lists whenever possible so that the content can be digested easily not only in undergraduate and graduate course settings but also by public health workers and other health educators in practice. Written by world experts and augmented by practical applications, this textbook prepares public health students and practitioners to develop effective interventions and spur greater physical activity in their communities.

Key Features:

Provides effective strategies for properly measuring and increasing physical activity in communitiesDemonstrates how to carry out physical activity interventions across a variety of settings, including schools, communities, worksites and many moreDiscusses methods for directing physical activity interventions to specific populationsDelivers strategies for building successful partnerships and coalitionsPractical group activities, exercises, discussion questions, audio podcast discussions, and a full instructor packet accompany the textbookIncludes access to fully searchable downloadable eBook

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Provides an overview of epidemiology, measurement, critical milestones, and the importance of moving beyond individual-level physical activity intervention, to interventions aimed at policy-, systems-, and environmental-level changes.

Presented from both a research and a practice perspective while discussing the best available research, this book provides the basis for planning and implementing physical activity programs that work and can build healthier communities.

Considers planning interventions across a variety of settings and populations, including general concepts for implementation and evaluation, how to build effective coalitions, steps for developing community-, regional- or state-level strategic plans, and effectively translating policy into practice.

digital access and audio podcast includeddigital access and audio podcast included

about the editorsabout the editors

Daniel B. Bornstein, PhD, has published extensively in areas of physical activity monitoring, physical activity coalitions, physical activity communication and messaging, and physical activity as it relates to military readiness and national security.

Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES, has an extensive publication record, including the 2016 book titled Prevention, Policy, and Public Health, and was an author on the Institute of Medicine report Educating the Student Body.

Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB’s, research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping. He has authored over 100 scientific articles, which have been cited over 4,000 times.

Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, conducts epidemiological research examining the determinants of health behaviors and related comorbidities in youth and adults. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and has received funding as principal investigator for his research.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer Publishing Company; 1st edition (January 16, 2019)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 412 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0826134580
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0826134585
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.57 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7 x 0.94 x 10 inches

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