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Community-Wide Campaign to Promote Physical Activity Among Midlife and Older Adults: Lessons Learned from AARP’s Active for Life™ Campaign and a Synopsis of Evidence-Based Interventions

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Active for Life™ (AFL), a social marketing campaign supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and planned and implemented by AARP was created to help sedentary midlif…
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Using strategic social marketing to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors to parents and children in Switzerland: the development of FAN.

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Famiglia, Attività fisica, Nutrizione (FAN), was a community-based social marketing initiative in Canton Ticino, Switzerland aimed at reducing obesity in children ages 6 to 12. Be…
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Fit Fans

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In 2007, a Health and Lifestyle survey in Hull, UK showed a high prevalence of overweight and obese individuals in the adult population. While weight management services were avai…
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Agita São Paulo

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In 1996, the Agita São Paulo program was launched to help combat the effects of low physical activity in the Brazilian state, particularly among lower income residents, by encoura…
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Chicago’s Go Program

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Chicago’s Go Program was designed to help residents walk, bike, ride transit, and use bike share more frequently while driving alone less often. Outside of promoting alternative f…
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VERB

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Launched in 2002 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, VERB was a ‘for-kids-by-kids’ multicultural campaign aimed at increasing and maintaining physical activity amon…
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Smarter Travel in Outer London: Integrated Marketing in the UK

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Developed in two phases, the Smarter Travel initiative had an overall goal of decreasing the number of trips made by car in the Outer Boroughs of London, promoting walking, cyclin…
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Portland’s Smart Trips Welcome Program

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After creating Smart Trips, a successful transportation program for residents of Portland, Oregon, the Bureau of Transportation chose to redefine the program, shifting its focus t…
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Healthy Habits for Life Sesame Street

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In the early 2000s, childhood obesity became a critical health issue in the United States identified by the Centers for Disease Control. In response to this development, the popul…
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A Community-Based Physical Education and Activity Intervention for African American Preadolescent Girls: A Strategy to Reduce Racial Disparities in Health

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In an attempt to reduce racial disparities in health in one inner-city neighborhood, Lively Ladies, a physical education and activity intervention program was created to help pre-…

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