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    A new report out, Implementing Strategies to Enhance Public Health Surveillance of Physical Activity in the United States, identifies 22 strategies and supporting actions to surveil physical activity, a core public health function necessary to measure and analyze the prevalence of physical activity at a population level. Link to report highlights:

    The strategies for surveillance on community supports for  active transportation (as well as leisure and recreational physical activity) are below. Are we implementing any of these in Illinois? If so, which? Have you been able to utilize the findings? If not, which would work in your communities?

    • Prioritize a set of constructs and corresponding survey items to assess perception of community supports for active transportation and active recreation, incorporate the constructs and survey items into national surveillance systems, and promote their use at the local level. Strategy 18: Identify and compile GIS–based data sources and methods to facilitate national surveillance of community supports for physical activity.
    • Explore opportunities for partnering with professional organizations to query their membership about physical activity-supportive policies in the communities where they work, and to share policy tracking data for surveillance purposes.
    • Develop and standardize methods for linking policies, self-reported surveillance systems, and environmental geospatial data to identify opportunities to support physical activity.
    • Identify a brief set of prioritized constructs and methods that could be assessed using audits (observations) of streets, parks, and other relevant public spaces.
    • Identify methods to assess physical activity events, programs, social environments, and promotion resources
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