Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning

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Overview

Background

The Built Environment can be defined the arrangement of structures built and used by people, i.e. buildings, sidewalks, roads, land-use zoning, and public transportation systems. This training demonstrates the Built Environment's influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.

Target Audience

Public health professionals in the public health field, specifically those involved directly in environmental health and those who wish to get an overview of the topic.

Objectives

After completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the Built Environment's influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.
  • Identify barriers to physical activity in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Identify activity solutions in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Demonstrate increased interest and knowledge in mediating sedentary behavior by increasing availability for physical activity through the Built Environment.
  • Identify local, state, federal, and private funding resources for Built Environment intervention.
  • Be able to list two leading causes of morbidity and mortality and recognize the impact that physical activity has in ameliorating chronic disease.
  • Identify one intervention component from the case study that would work in their jurisdiction or community of residence.

Version

Originally launched August 2005.

Estimated Time to Complete

A complete interactive session involving independent readings and exercises will require about three hours. A shorter refresher session involving direct presentation of the material can be completed in an hour.

Technical Requirements

The course is built to XHTML 1.1 specifications. A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is required to view the pages.


The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.

Employed by or in New York State?

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you enroll for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).