Evidence for Community-wide Activity Campaigns

Community-wide Activity Campaigns

There is some evidence that community-wide campaigns increase physical activity and physical fitness among children and adults. However, additional evidence is needed to confirm effects and determine the characteristics of successful community-wide campaigns. Community-wide campaigns have been shown to increase participant knowledge about exercise and physical activity as well as their intention to be physically active. Such campaigns can also reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Collaborative partnerships, a key part of community-wide campaigns, have been shown to facilitate community-wide behavior change and environmental changes.

Note: Community-wide activity campaigns are not completely scientifically supported, some evidence in support of community-wide activity campaigns exists but there is not enough as of now to say they are an evidence based intervention.

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