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CD-09-001, Translating Research to Protect Health through Health Promotion, Prevention, and Preparedness (R18). The application deadline is April 21, 2009. This FOA is intended to solicit applications that support translation of health protection research into public health practice with an emphasis on achieving health equity. The purpose of this CDC-wide FOA is to accelerate the translation of proven effective interventions into public health practice through implementation, dissemination, and diffusion research. For more information, visit CDC’s Funding Opportunity Webpage at: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/FOAs.htm .
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Database, used by the scientific advisory committee in developing their report of the literature to inform the development of the US Physical Activity Guidelines, is now publically available.
The President’s Challenge Research Digest, December 2008 issue provides an excellent summary of the newly released U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
BRFSS Updated Prevalence and Trends Tables. The CDC's Behavioral Surveillance Branch in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion, is has released combined and updated prevalence and trends tables.
(MMWR) Prevalence of Self-Reported Physically Active Adults --- United States, 2007
The Research Consortium is hosting a research grant writing webinar on February 25, 2009 featuring speaker Barbara Ainsworth,Arizona State University titled: “The Four Key Components in Writing Research Grants.”
The annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference takes place March 14-18, 2009 in Atlanta, GA. Conducted by the Behavioral Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the purpose of this conference is to determine the content of the 2009 BRFSS Survey and update attendees concerning state of the art behavioral risk factor monitoring, methodologies, and technological innovations. Visit the BRFSS Conference Web site for more information.
The 56th Annual American College of Sports Medicine Meeting takes place May 27-30, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.
The 2009 North American Society for Sport Management Conference takes place in Columbia, South Carolina May 27-30.
The 5th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference takes place June 9-12, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.
the Childhood Obesity Conference is the largest gathering of professionals focused on the prevention of pediatric overweight in the nation with over 1,800 in attendance. The conference is devoted to providing the most pressing and innovative issues related to childhood obesity.
Engage. Challenge. Inspire 2009 will take place June 14-17 in Harrisburg, PA. A joint conference of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) and the National Association of Health Education Centers, Engage. Challenge. Participants will learn about current research and legislation pertaining to health education, develop skills for translating research into timely, measurable programs, and share resources and continue to develop teaching skills. The conference goal is to provide an open forum for best practices sharing for health education program development, delivery, and evaluation. Continuing Education Units will be offered for CHES.
NASPE is hosting the National Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Conference October 7-10, 2009 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Occurring every three years, the conference focus is always on current and future issues, initiatives, and research that impact physical education teacher education programs. Attendees will learn from the many workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, paper sessions, general sessions, featured speakers and networking opportunities.
The 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health will take place May 5-8, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The anticipated outcome of the 2010 Congress is to assimilate, interpret and share scientific evidence with key stakeholders who are in a position to develop recommendations concerning effective physical activity policies and programs within their own jurisdictions.