The purpose of this project was to develop a research agenda that will focus and guide future physical activity policy research and environmental strategies. This multi-phase project brought together practitioners and academic researchers to systematically provide input on an agenda for policy and environmental research and to rate the importance and feasibility of this input. Data were analyzed using concept mapping - a six-step process that incorporates qualitative and quantitative analysis. The results describe participants’ operationalizations of policies and environmental factors influencing physical activity and the relative importance and feasibility of these factors for future research. The process culminated in a meeting to finalize the action steps and to develop an agenda. The results are compiled in a peer-reviewed publication and the agenda will be publicized with funders, researchers, and practitioners. Click below for the results from the concept mapping process.
Defining a Physical Activity Policy and Environmental Research Agenda: Obtaining the Perspectives of Practitioners and Researchers
This is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that lists the results from the concept mapping process
Environmental and Policy Approaches for Promoting Physical Activity in the United States: A Research Agenda
This is the full academic report from this study published in Journal of Physical Activity and Health .