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Brought to you by WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
We are excited to launch our quarterly newsletter, and we hope you'll find some of the content useful for your work. The newsletter focuses on promoting physical activity projects throughout the mountain state, and we'll share resources to help you create policies and environments that promote physical activity in children and adults in your local communities. 
-Sam Zizzi and Eloise Elliott (co-directors)
In this edition: 
•    Our work in WV communities
•    The WV Physical Activity Plan: Sector Spotlight on Healthcare
•    Success stories from around the Mountain State
•    Professional development and networking

Our Work in Communities

Be Active WV Grants

West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, through a partnership with West Virginia Health Promotion and Chronic Disease, is funding projects statewide to increase physical activity.

More about Be Active WV Grant Program

Be Healthy WV

Be Wild. Be Wonderful. Be Healthy. is a 5-year project promoting increased access to physical activity and improved access to healthy foods in Clay and McDowell counties. This project prioritizes local solutions to health-related challenges in WV communities.
More about Be Healthy WV

WV CARDIAC Project

The WV CARDIAC Project provides sustainable comprehensive risk factor identification, education, awareness and advocacy to engage and empower West Virginia children, families and communities to embrace a culture of wellness.

More about WV CARDIAC Project

Active Academics

Active Academics is a free web-based resource that provides practical ideas for PreK-8 classroom teachers to integrate physical activity throughout the school day.
More about Active Academics

The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan

Sector Spotlight- Health Care
Shenandoah Community Health Foundation restored a deteriorated 2006 walking trail and installed exercise stations located adjacent to the trail. The project is the catalyst to promote on-site activity options for patients and staff at the SCH multi disciplinary facility in Martinsburg, WV. SCH launched a "prescription initiative"-- pre-printed prescriptions for activity and health education sessions distributed by clinicians to their patients. Patients are invited to accompany clinicians for a periodic "Walk with a Provider" sessions and with nurse health educators for health education combined with a demonstration of the importance of physical activity to establish and maintain good health.

 

Learn more 

Movement in the Mountain State

Exercise moves mountains and Mountaineers are on the move! Check out some local initiatives around Mountain State that are getting West Virginians moving.

Buckhannon, WV: PATH Project 5K
Williamson, WV: Story Book Trail
Elkins, WV: Group creates ‘Active Pathways’

How will you #BeActiveWV? We want to feature your local project in an upcoming Newsletter. Tell us more here!
 

Policy Highlights


Did you know there is a state policy on shared use of physical activity facilities at schools and other public facilities that limits liability for principals and administrators?
 
Shared Use Limited Liability Protection for Schools Bill
 

Program Evaluation 


Staff in the Center for ActiveWV are available to assist in evaluating the effectiveness of your physical activity programs & policies.

Contact us here to set up a time to meet.

 

 

Professional Development Opportunities


Are you interested in a free lesson planning resource to get kids more active during the school day? Check out this webinar on Active Academics.
 

Let's collaborate! 


Fill out this form to discuss opportunities for us to partner for a more active West Virginia. 
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