Fact and Policy Sheets:
Increasing Physical Activity in New Mexico Communities: Evidence- and Practice-Based Strategies
National recommendations call for regular physical activity (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2008). The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Preventive Services Task Force) recommends successful community strategies to increase physical activity. Cuba, New Mexico, has applied many of these strategies. The Step Into Cuba program, a nationally recognized model, is under study by the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center (PRC).
These five PDF fact sheets (below) share initial findings for New Mexico community use:
The Prevention Research Center (PRC) publishes a Fact Sheet series with topics of interest to anyone involved with health issues in New Mexico. This series translates current research findings into improved public health policies and practices. Fact Sheet #1 provides information on the link between physical activity and academics. Fact Sheet #2 provides information on obesity and the role of physical activity.
Policy Sheet #1; July 2009
Fact Sheet #1; December 2003
Fact Sheet #1: references; December 2003
Fact Sheet #2; May 2004
Fact Sheet #2: references; June 2004
Fact Sheet #3; July 2006
For any copy of the "Fact Sheet" series,
please contact Linda J. Peñaloza at (505) 272-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org