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Safe Routes to School National Partnership;
Highlights the financial and health benefits of the federal program to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists; promote healthy, active lifestyles for children; and improve environmental conditions near schools, as well as implementation issues.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research;
Based on 2007 California Health Interview Survey data, examines participation in physical education and other physical activity among adolescents ages 12 to 17 by gender and county, and implications for health outcomes. Makes policy recommendations.
Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion;
Compares Eagle Scouts with other Scouts and non-Scouts in the areas of health and recreation, connectedness to family and community, service and leadership, environmental stewardship, goal orientation, planning and preparedness, and character.
City Fields Foundation;
Highlights the accomplishments of a public-private partnership that is providing more recreational space and hours by upgrading the city's athletic fields and reforming the field permit system. Outlines success factors, challenges, and lessons learned.
Little League Baseball and Softball;
Presents findings from a five-year study of youth baseball pitchers' pitching methods, techniques, presence of pain, and injury occurrence. Examines links between increased competition, overuse, and other factors and the risk of injury.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
Summarizes research about the use of school sport and recreation facilities outside of school hours by community programs as a way to promote physical activity in areas with limited facilities. Describes challenges of shared use and policy considerations.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
Highlights findings about trail characteristics and social conditions that attract regular users, how they influence levels of physical activity among different populations, and what it takes to build new trails. Considers policy implications.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport;
The authors conducted a quantitative study of six black male athletes at American universities. Using the intellectual paradigm of critical race theory, they analyze the athletes' views on race and the role of athlete activism in their generation.
Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education;
The purpose of this report is to make transparent racial inequities in NCAA Division I college sports. Specifically, the authors offer a four-year analysis of Black men's representation on football and basketball teams versus their representation in the undergraduate student body on each campus. The report concludes with recommendations for the NCAA and commissioners of the six major sports conferences, college and university leaders, coaches and athletics directors, journalists, and Black male student-athletes and their families.
Center for School Health at Wayne State University College of Education;
The DKWIO program seeks to prevent childhood obesity by promoting a healthy mind, body, and spirit through yoga and nutrition programming. The purpose of DKWIO is to help children become healthier by reducing anxiety and increasing self-esteem through the calming and focused effects of yoga. Each week (10 weeks total) children are introduced to a unique one-hour formula that includes an introduction, nutritional information, yoga and activities, as well as relaxation and meditation exercises. The program is delivered by volunteer yoga instructors at urban elementary schools as part of students' existing physical education programming. By the end of the 10 weeks, the DKWIO program goals are that children will have a better understanding of and appreciation for yoga, healthy eating and physical activity, and that incorporating a practice of yoga will improve students' mental and physical health. This report is an evaluation of the program.
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics;
This interactive database is meant to improve the accountability for spending in college athletics. More effective disclosure of finance -- and of financial priorities -- enhances the ability of colleges and universities to ensure athletics programs are advancing the mission of higher education.
Boston Foundation, The;
The possibility of hosting the Summer Games is sparking significant debate in our community about the potential benefits, costs, and risks associated with hosting the Olympics. With these debates in mind, the Boston Foundation (TBF) commissioned the Economic and Public Policy Research group (EPPR) at the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) to perform a detailed economic impact assessment of Boston's proposed 2024 Olympic bid. While the Boston 2024 proposal is a working document and should be thought of as a "proof of concept" rather than a concrete plan, there are still several components of the proposal that can be evaluated at this time. The following report contributes to the public discourse by providing a preliminary assessment of the quantitative short-term economic impacts of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Boston. In addition, this report highlights several of the potential opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with hosting the Olympic Games that are difficult to quantifiably measure at this time, but require further attention as the Olympic bid evolves over the next couple of years.