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Table 1 Activity Types Implemented Over the First Four Years, Missouri HSHCa 2013–2017

From: Association between multi-component initiatives and physical activity-related behaviors: interim findings from the Healthy Schools Healthy Communities initiative

Type Purpose Examplesa Measure Strategies and Population Reachc
     Year 1
2013–2014
Year 2
2014–2015
Year 3
2015–2016
Year 4
2016–2017
Total
Programs & eventsb Strategies to provide information, enhance skills, & support behavior, practice, policy, and environmental change • Walking/running clubs
• Walk-to-school days
• Health and wellness fairs
programs/events (n) 145 388 560 610 1703
people reachedc (n) 36,910 118,337 118,748 138,217 412,212
Practice, policy, and environment changeb Changes or improvements in operations, documents, or infrastructure to increase access, improve places, and ensure sustainability • Teachers implement classroom physical activity breaks
• Trails used to provide hands-on learning
• Joint-use agreements signed
• School wellness policies & city/town plans revised
• Trails/tracks/sidewalks built
• Playground equipment installed
strategies (n)
people reachedc (n)
18
1567
123
58,585
209
310,565
121
431,113
471
801,830
  1. aAcross each multi-component initiative any combination of these strategy types were implemented at varying times throughout the four years
  2. b Programs/events and practice, policy, and environmental changes presented here only include those with a focus on physical activity and/or physical activity and healthy eating
  3. cReach was defined as the number of individuals who either participated (e.g., program) or could have been exposed based on where the intervention was implemented (e.g., school wellness policy)