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

Description:

This course is provided by the New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center.

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.

This course requires a separate registration. Click the course title to launch to the registration page. When prompted, either login if you have an existing account with them, or register. You will then be allowed to register. When finished, print your completion certificate, then return to the LMS and choose Mark Complete from the action menu in your Learning Plan found in your Workspace.

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