National Prevention Strategy

Active Living

National Prevention Strategy's Active Living

The National Prevention Strategy provides evidence-based Recommendations for Active Living. The Strategy also identifies actions that partners including governments, businesses, health care systems, schools, community organizations and individuals can take to implement these recommendations across multiple settings. The resources in this toolkit are intended to help state and territorial governments and their partners implement the Strategy through the suggested actions below: 

  • Design safe neighborhoods that encourage physical activity (e.g., include sidewalks, bike lanes, adequate lighting, multi-use trails, walkways, and parks).
  • Convene partners (e.g., urban planners, architects, engineers, developers, transportation, law enforcement, public health) to consider health impacts when making transportation or land use decisions.
  • Support schools and early learning centers in meeting Physical Activity Guidelines.

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