Pressing Issues Interest Group
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The PAPREN Pressing Issues Interest Group offers a monthly forum for researchers, practitioners and others to convene around urgent concerns with implications for physical activity opportunity, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism and natural disasters. Participants check in about opportunities for quick projects – such as journal commentaries and analysis of easily available data – that leverage the network’s membership breadth.  On each call, advocates and professional societies provide updates on their work relevant to increasing physical activity opportunity. These groups include:

  • America Walks
  • Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • National Complete Streets Coalition
  • League of American Bicyclists
  • Safe Routes National Partnership
  • American Heart Association
  • Physical Activity Alliance
  • Active Transportation Alliance
  • American Planning Association
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
Stephenie C. Lemon
Stephenie C. Lemon
University of Massachusetts Medical School; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center
Jamie F. Chriqui
Jamie F. Chriqui
PhD, MHS (PAPREN co-Principal Investigator)
The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and the UIC Policy, Practice, and Prevention Research Center
Meeting Time

Monthly meetings are Friday 3:30-4:30pm ET. Schedule through end of 2020:

July 31

August 28

September 18

October 16

November 20

December 18

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