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Invited Commentary on American Heart Association Policy Statement and Science Advisory

Jamie Chriqui, PI of the P3RC Core Research Project and Co-PI of the Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network Coordinating Center was invited to provide her analysis of the American Heart Association's Policy Statement and Science Advisory on the built environment, active travel, and active living. In her commentary, Chriqui focuses on policy and practice approaches and research and evaluation needs that were raised in the two American Heart Association releases.

Taken together, these two documents provide actionable strategies that federal, state, and local jurisdictions can take to foster active travel and active living nationwide. Additionally, they collectively provide a call to action for what will be needed to support the types of land use and transportation changes that they recommend and/or have identified (e.g., comprehensive planning and mixed-use zoning, complete streets, public transit usage, traffic safety, and street scale design).

Jamie Chriqui