This webinar will highlight results from an extensive exploration of scientific and "gray" literature, which was conducted to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, environmental sustainability, and economics. Five settings that relate to physical activity in communities were defined for the literature review: parks/trails, urban design, transportation, schools, and workplaces/buildings. This webinar will focus on parks and trails, which had good to strong evidence of all 6 co-benefits. A presentation of the biggest needle-movers, quick wins, replicable case studies and additional resources from Active Living Research will provide webinar participants with the tools that they need to make the case for parks and trails.
1. Identify the environmental features with the strongest evidence of co-benefits.
2. Explain how understanding the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments could affect decision making processes.
3. Demonstrate how parks and recreation professionals can use evidence to advocate for and implement activity-friendly parks and trails.
James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego. He also is Director of Active Living Research, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity.
Amanda Wilson, MSRS is Strategic Engagement & Project Manager with Active Living Research. Amanda significantly contributes to the communication, dissemination and capacity-building efforts of ALR.