Making The Case For Stakeholders
Scientific evidence can help collaborations or coalitions make the case about the need for and efficacy of strategies to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in their communities, especially for those strategies whose health outcomes are not often immediate.
Our Healthier Communities Initiatives are built on the concept that local communities can work together to give all community members healthy choices and support the pursuit of healthy lifestyles. More than 160 Ys are working in collaboration with community leaders to make changes in policies and the physical surroundings in those communities so that healthy living is within reach for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
When teachers are trained and feel confident about teaching physical education, the kids benefit from greater physical activity. Training classroom teachers to teach developmentally appropriate physical education has been effective in increasing the amount of time students are physically active.
Programs designed to train classroom teachers to teach developmentally appropriate physical education have been effective in increasing the amount of time students are physically active. Trained teachers have the potential to increase the quality and intensity of physical education. By supporting staff’s professional development to enhance physical education instruction, schools equip teachers to lead more effective physical education classes. Consequently, students become more active during physical education classes. Teachers have also reported satisfaction with the training and increased self-confidence in teaching physical education.
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