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

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.

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.

Continuing Education Credits

This activity is sponsored by the Rutgers School of Public Health, and has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health. This program is designated for the participant to receive 1.5 CE credits. Approval number: CE #10568
To receive NJPH Credits for this course, please email your certificate of completion to Carl Donaldson, donaldcj@rutgers.edu

1.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits.

  • Training launched: August 2005
  • Estimated time: 3 hours. A refresher session can be completed in about an hour.
  • Free and open to the public

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.