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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
Classroom-based Physical Activity Break Interventions A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
March 2021
Classroom-based Physically Active Lesson Interventions A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
March 2021
Digital Health Interventions for Adults 55 Years and Older A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
April 2019
Enhanced School-Based Physical Education A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
December 2013
Family-Based Interventions A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
October 2016
Individually-Adapted Health Behavior Change Programs A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
February 2001
Interventions Including Activity Monitors for Adults with Overweight or Obesity A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
August 2017
Social Support Interventions in Community Settings A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
February 2001
Campaigns and Informational Approaches
Community-Wide Campaigns A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
February 2001
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 (sufficient evidence)
December 2016
Creating or Improving Places for Physical Activity A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
May 2001
Interventions to Increase Active Travel to School A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (sufficient evidence)
August 2018
Point-of-Decision Prompts to Encourage Use of Stairs A green circle means that the CPSTF Recommends implementing this interventionRecommended (strong evidence)
June 2005