Community Partnership

Initiative Description: Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools was a multicomponent, theory-driven intervention facilitated through school-university partnerships. Intervention approaches included communities of practice, community-based participatory research, and service-learning.

Study Results: Compared to control, a 2.4% (95% confidence interval [CI]: −0.0% to 4.8%) and 8.8% (95% CI: −0.3% to 15.4%) increase in the percentage of time girls and boys engaged in MVPA during the school day was observed. The percentage of boys and girls in the intervention group achieving 30 minutes of MVPA/day increased from 57.5% to 70.7% and 35.4% to 56.9%, respectively.

Reference: Weaver, R. G., Webster, C. A., Egan, C. A., Campos, C. M. C., Michael, R. D., Vazou, S. (2018). Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools: Outcomes of a two- year pilot study to increase physical activity during the school day. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(3), 621-630.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good