A Community Approach to Target Inactivity
The project described here shows how Extension can be a lead collaborative partner of a coalition to improve the health of the community by addressing the issue of inactivity. A community approach to increase physical activity was designed through the MAP-IT technique --Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement and Track. A community-walking program using pedometers was developed. The program was an instant success. Pedometers appear to be a good motivating tool. Tracking participants past the 8 weeks remained a challenge.
Morgan, K. S. (2006). A Community Approach to Target Inactivity. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/21