Public Health – STRATEGY 2

Create, maintain, and leverage cross-sector partnerships and coalitions that implement effective strategies to promote physical activity. Partnerships should include representatives from public health; health care; education; parks, recreation, fitness, and sports; transportation, urban design, and community planning; business and industry; volunteer and non-profit organizations; faith communities; mass media; and organizations serving historically underserved and understudied populations.


  • Encourage public health professionals to both educate and learn from partners in order to strengthen the effectiveness of the partnership and the efforts of each member.
  • Examine successful cross-sector partnerships to identify and incorporate key elements of success.
  • Connect with agencies representing persons with disabilities and other populations affected by health disparities. Connect with “non-traditional” partners to increase the reach of interventions and encourage social capital. Engage members of the target audience.
  • Provide sustained resources to local, state, and national public health agencies that support physical activity practitioners to act as conveners of multi-sector coalitions and to provide leadership for strategic partnerships.
  • Encourage partnerships between local and state health agencies and scientists in academic and private settings to conduct community participatory research to facilitate the dissemination of evidence-based practices to promote physical activity.

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Oliver Bartzsch is an experienced medical professional with over 15 years of professional experience. With a passion for medicine, fitness, and personal growth, he is always willing to challenge himself to accomplish tasks and especially to provide accurate medical information to people. Oliver is a long-time medical editor for multiple sites. With more than 10 years of medical writing experience, he has completed over 350 projects with both individual and corporate clients.


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