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CPSTF Findings for Physical Activity

The following table includes alphabetized lists of intervention approaches reviewed by the Community Preventive Services Task Force with summaries of the CPSTF finding for each (definitions of findings). Click a linked review title to read a summary of the evidence and access supporting materials, and where available, link to Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs). This table does not include inactive or archived reviews. Findings are divided into the following categories:

Intervention
CPSTF Finding
Behavioral and Social Approaches
College-Based Physical Education and Health Education A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
February 2001
Family-Based Interventions A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
October 2016
Enhanced School-Based Physical Education A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
December 2013
Individually-Adapted Health Behavior Change Programs A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
February 2001
Interventions Including Activity Monitors for Adults with Overweight or Obesity A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
August 2017
Social Support Interventions in Community Settings A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
February 2001
Campaigns and Informational Approaches
Community-Wide Campaigns A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
February 2001
Classroom-Based Health Education Focused on Providing Information A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
October 2000
Stand-Alone Mass Media Campaigns A yellow diamond means that the CPSTF issued an insufficient evidence finding for this interventionInsufficient Evidence
March 2010
Environmental and Policy Approaches
Built Environment Approaches Combining Transportation System Interventions with Land Use and Environmental Design A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
December 2016
Creating or Improving Places for Physical Activity A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
May 2001
Interventions to Increase Active Travel to School A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
August 2018
Point-of-Decision Prompts to Encourage Use of Stairs A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended
June 2005