Public Health – STRATEGY 4

Disseminate tools and resources important to promoting physical activity, including resources that address the burden of disease due to inactivity, the implementation of evidence-based interventions, and funding opportunities for physical activity initiatives.


  • Identify and create tools and resources appropriate to supporting and advancing the work of physical activity practitioners and researchers.
  • Support professional organizations in serving as repositories and clearinghouses for information on public health practices, tools and resources, including evidence-based and promising physical activity interventions and practices.
  • Encourage CDC and professional societies to promote the use of existing tools and resources and identify promising practices, particularly those addressing the needs of underserved populations.
  • Promote efforts by CDC, professional societies, and academic institutions to provide training and capacity building in the use, adaptation, and evaluation of evidence-based physical activity interventions.
  • Fund public health professional societies, public health agencies, schools of public health, and other academic units engaged in physical activity research to develop tools and resources for policymakers and practitioners that supports the promotion of physical activity in communities.
  • Ensure regular updates and dissemination of CDC’s Guide to Community Preventive Services physical activity intervention recommendations.
  • Disseminate physical activity-promoting practices and policies targeted at agencies and professional societies outside of public health (e.g., youth-serving social services and non-profits in underserved communities).
  • Identify and support expansion of culturally salient tools that build upon community assets to promote physical activity in ethnic minority, disabled, and other underserved populations.

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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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