Title Physical Activity and Public Health Practice
Author Daniel B. Bornstein, Amy E. Eyler, Jay E. Maddock , Justin B. Moore
ISBN 9780826134585
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 412
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Physical Activity in Public Health Practice provides the first evidence-based, practical textbook to guide readers through the process of conceptualizing, justifying, implementing, and evaluating physical activity interventions across a broad array of settings and populations. Section One begins with an overview of epidemiology, measurement, critical milestones, and the importance of moving beyond individual-level physical activity intervention, to interventions aimed at policy-, systems-, and environmental-level changes. Section Two considers planning interventions across a variety of settings and populations, including general concepts for implementation and evaluation, how to build effective coalitions, steps for developing community-, regional- or state-level strategic plans, and effectively translating policy into practice. Section Three addresses how to implement physical activity strategies across a variety of settings, including worksites, faith-based settings, healthcare settings, schools, and parks and recreation. This section also provides guidance on the complexities and challenges of targeting interventions for specific populations, such as families, older adults, persons with disabilities, as well as different strategies for urban and rural populations. Lastly, Section Four outlines effective strategies for how to evaluate interventions depending upon impact, outcome, and cost evaluation, and dissemination models for your intervention.

Presented from both a research and a practice perspective while discussing the best available research, this book provides the basis for planning and implementing physical activity programs that work and can build healthier communities. This hands-on text incorporates learning objectives, real-world examples, case studies, and bulleted lists whenever possible so that the content can be digested easily not only in undergraduate and graduate course settings but also by public health workers and other health educators in practice. Written by world experts and augmented by practical applications, this textbook prepares public health students and practitioners to develop effective interventions and spur greater physical activity in their communities.

Key Features:

  • Provides effective strategies for properly measuring and increasing physical activity in communities
  • Demonstrates how to carry out physical activity interventions across a variety of settings, including schools, communities, worksites and many more
  • Discusses methods for directing physical activity interventions to specific populations
  • Delivers strategies for building successful partnerships and coalitions
  • Practical group activities, exercises, discussion questions, audio podcast discussions, and a full instructor packet accompany the textbook
    Includes access to fully searchable downloadable eBook


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Part I: An Introduction to the Science of Physical Activity and Public Health

Chapter 1. Physical Activity and Chronic Disease (Jonathan J. Ruiz-Ramie, Mark A. Sarzynski, and George L. Grieve)

Chapter 2. Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors (John R. Sirard and Greg J. Petrucci Jr.)

Chapter 3. Important Milestones in Physical Activity and Public Health (Morgan N. Clennin and Daniel B. Bornstein)

Chapter 4. Establishing the Value of Physical Activity for Different Stakeholders (Daniel B. Bornstein and
Michelle M. Segar)

Part II: Planning Your Physical Activity Intervention

Chapter 5. Developing Policy and Environmental Interventions (Amy A. Eyler)

Chapter 6. Effective Strategies for Building and Maintaining Coalitions (Daniel B. Bornstein and Jay E. Maddock)

Chapter 7. Developing Physical Activity Plans (Jay E. Maddock and Laura A. Esparza)

Chapter 8. Physical Activity Policy to Practice (Amy A. Eyler and Laurie Whitsel)

Part III: Implementing Physical Activity Interventions in Specific Communities and Settings

Chapter 9. Physical Activity at the Workplace (Nicolaas P. Pronk)

Chapter 10. Faith-Based Settings and Physical Activity Promotion (Benjamin L. Webb, Brook E. Harmon, and
Melissa Bopp)

Chapter 11. Promoting Physical Activity in the Healthcare Sector (Mark Stoutenberg and Elizabeth A. Richards)

Chapter 12. Physical Activity Promotion in Schools (Russell L. Carson, Jaimie McMullen, Brian D. Dauenhauer, and Danielle R. Brittain)

Chapter 13. Physical Activity Opportunities Outside of School (Angie L. Cradock)

Chapter 14. Promoting Physical Activity in Parks and Recreation (Morgan Hughey, Bianca Shulaker, Andrew Mowen, and Andrew T. Kaczynski)

Chapter 15. Physical Activity and the Family (Joseph A. Skelton, Casey Foster, and Kaela Yates)

Chapter 16. Best Practices for Ensuring a Healthy and Active Lifestyle in Older Adults (Marcia G. Ory, Barbara Resnick, Mark Stoutenberg, Aya Yoshikawa, and Matthew Lee Smith)

Chapter 17. Physical Activity Practices for Individuals With Disabilities (Kiley J. Tyler)

Chapter 18. Physical Activity in Urban Populations (Amy A. Eyler and William J. Davis)

Chapter 19. Physical Activity in Rural Populations (M. Rene´e Umstattd Meyer, Michael B. Edwards,
Lindsay Elliott Jorgenson, and Justin B. Moore)

Part IV: Evaluating Your Intervention and Disseminating the Results

Chapter 20. Evaluation of Physical Activity Interventions: Impact, Outcome, and Cost Evaluations (Justin B. Moore, Jay E. Maddock, Camelia R. Singletary, and Theresa M. Oniffrey)

Chapter 21. Implementation Monitoring for Physical Activity Interventions (Justin B. Moore and Theresa M. Oniffrey)

Chapter 22. Dissemination: Models and Methods (Danielle E. Jake-Schoffman, Alicia A. Dahl, and Justin B. Moore)



About the Editors:

Daniel B. Bornstein, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Bornstein has held national leadership positions in the physical activity and public health field, including project coordinator for the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan from 2009 to 2014, and chair of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Physical Activity Section from 2015 to 2016. Dr. Bornstein serves on several national committees including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Committee on Physical Activity Communications, the American Heart Association’s Expert Advisory Group on Physical Education and Physical Activity Policy in Schools, and the National Physical Activity Plan’s Communications Committee. Locally, Dr. Bornstein is a member of the City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Health and Wellness Committee, and he is chair of The Citadel’s Fitness Pillar. Dr. Bornstein has published extensively in the areas of physical activity monitoring, physical activity coalitions, physical activity communication and messaging, and physical activity as it relates to military readiness and national security. Dr. Bornstein’s research has been featured in hundreds of national and international media outlets, including USA Today, Newsweek, Stars and Stripes, and National Public Radio. Dr. Bornstein’s research has also been the focus of federal congressional briefings and senior military briefings. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Bornstein owned and operated fitness companies in the southwestern region of the United States. Dr. Bornstein received his BS in psychology from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, and his doctoral degree in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES, is an associate professor in the graduate program of public health in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She currently chairs the public health sector standing committee of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan. She was the past chair of the physical activity section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. For over a decade, she served as principal investigator for the Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN), a national network of researchers to study the influence of policy on population physical activity. Dr. Eyler also served as senior associate editor for the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. She remains actively involved in physical activity promotion at the local and national level. Locally, she serves on the university’s wellness steering committee and volunteers with several community organizations such as TrailNet and Girls on the Run. She has an extensive publication record, including the 2016 book titled Prevention, Policy, and Public Health, and was an author on the Institute of Medicine report Educating the Student Body. She also contributed to the 2017 U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Walking and Walkability Report Card. Dr. Eyler’s main research interests are health promotion through community policy and environmental interventions, with a focus on physical activity and obesity prevention. She has a master’s degree in Physical Education and Adult Fitness from Ohio University and a doctorate in Public Health from Oregon State University.

Jay E. Maddock, PhD, FAAHB, is a dean and professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. Dr. Maddock assumed the leadership of the School of Public Health in 2015. He also serves as the Senior Academic Advisor for the President George H. W. Bush China–U.S. Relations Foundation and is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Health Institute and the Well-Connected Communities Initiative. Dean Maddock previously served as the director and chair of the University of Hawaii Public Health Program and was named the Bank of Hawaii Community Leader of the Year in addition to receiving the Award of Excellence from the American Public Health Association (APHA), Council on Affiliates. He has chaired the Hawaii state board of health and served as President of the American Academy of Health Behavior and Honorary Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. His research has been featured in several national media outlets including The Today Show, Eating Well, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping, and he has authored over 100 scientific articles, which have been cited over 4,000 times. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity and has given invited lectures in numerous countries including Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, El Salvador, Austria, and Brazil, and has held honorary professorships at two universities in China. He has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding. Dean Maddock received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Experimental Psychology from the University of Rhode Island.

Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, is an associate professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Implementation Science at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Moore also serves as the director of the Implementation Science Affinity Group within the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He has served as the chair of the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health and is the associate editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Dr. Moore is also an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). He was named a fellow in the ACSM in 2010 and was a founding member of the Physical Activity Section of the APHA. He served as the chair of the Physical Activity Section and later as the section’s representative on the APHA Governing Council. He conducts community-engaged research focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies for the promotion of healthy behaviors. He also conducts epidemiological research examining the determinants of health behaviors and related comorbidities in youth and adults. In addition to his leadership at the national, state, and local levels, he has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles and has received funding as principal investigator for his research from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the de Beaumont Foundation, among others. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Texas A&M University— Corpus Christi (BS), the University of Mississippi (MS), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). He also holds a certificate of competencies in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Target Audience:

Useful for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare and also for public health workers and other health educators in practice. Written by world experts and augmented by practical applications, this textbook prepares public health students and practitioners to develop effective interventions and spur greater physical activity in their communities.


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