Analysis of State PA Plans

Co Leaders: Jamie Chriqui and Jay Maddock

The purpose of this project was to compare and contrast components within state physical activity plans. Forty- three states have these plans, either as physical activity specific plans or embedded within state obesity plans. The working group developed a coding tool and analyzed each plan. Information on the state plans was used to develop a Physical Activity Plan Toolkit and Template for practitioners within each state or community  to help improve plans upon their renewal. A manuscript was published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health in January 2014 titled "Opportunity meets planning; an analysis of state physical activity-related plans." The data collected from this study was also used in the National Physical Activity plan evaluation project.