Increasing Physical Activity: Campaigns and Informational Approaches
Campaigns and informational approaches aim to:
- Change knowledge about physical activity benefits
- Increase awareness about ways to increase physical activity in the community
- Explain how to overcome barriers and negative attitudes about physical activity
- Increase participation in community-based activities
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review, and where available, Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs).
|Intervention||Task Force Finding|
|Stand-Alone Mass Media Campaigns||Insufficient Evidence
|Classroom-Based Health Education Focused on Providing Information||Insufficient Evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Increasing physical activity: campaigns and informational approaches. www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/campaigns.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: September 27, 2013
- Page last updated: April 30, 2015
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services