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Taking Action to Increase Physical Activity 2017 Event

In a truly interdisciplinary effort, Penn is working with the city of Philadelphia to increase physical activity in West Philadelphia through community and academic partnerships. What began as an assemblage of truths, including inactivity being a contributor to obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that by increasing activity, the risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes decreases, resulted in an awareness through focus groups that youth and families are interested in sustainable and collaborative ways to improve physical activity and health.

With support from a grant and an all-star team, Taking Action to Increase Physical Activity: Community-Academic Partnerships was born.