Physical activity participation for youth and adults is suboptimal in North Carolina. There is growing interest among policy makers to promote physical activity, yet research in this area is limited. The North Carolina Physical Activity Policy Research Center was established in 2004 to conduct research on physical activity and policy. This cross-disciplinary center brings together faculty and researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences. Current projects include understanding and documenting polices that affect walking and bicycling to school, trail development, and community planning decisions related to physical activity.
UNC Department of City and Regional Planning
Evenson, Kelly R.; Fesperman, Carrie; Aytur, Semra; Brown, Austin; Rodriguez, Daniel A.; and Salveson, David, "The North Carolina Physical Activity Policy Research Center: Making Connections with North Carolina Planners" (2006). Health Management and Policy Scholarship. 14.