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We are grateful to our Creating Communities for Active Aging advisory committee who provided editorial guidance for this document and have contributed their expertise throughout the project.

David Buchner, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dan Burden, Walkable Communities, Inc.

Karen Scott Collins, MD, MPH, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation

Tom Cove, Sporting Goods Manufacturers of America

Carol C. Hogue, RN, PhD, FAAN, University of North Carolina School of Nursing and
UNC Institute on Aging

Marla Hollander, MPH, CHES, Active Living Policy Center

Jan K. Malcolm, Minnesota Department of Health

Barbara McCann, Smart Growth America

Lois Michaels, MSHyg, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Audrey Straight, JD, AARP

Jane C. Stutts, PhD, University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center

Michael Whelan, City of Largo Recreation and Parks Department

Bill Wilkinson, National Center for Bicycling and Walking

Partnership especially appreciates the invaluable guidance of the advisory committee chair, Lois Michaels, MSHyg, who also serves on Partnership’s Board of Directors. Laurie Flaherty, RN, MS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also provided assistance.

Dana Carr, MPH, senior policy analyst at Partnership, wrote this brief with assistance from Molly E. French, MSCRP, director of policy research.

Partnership for Prevention is a national membership-based research organization committed to increasing resources for and knowledge about effective disease prevention and health promotion policies and practices. Our diverse membership includes corporations, nonprofit policy and research institutions, professional and trade associations, voluntary health organizations, health plans, and state health departments. Partnership adheres to the highest standards of scientific evidence supporting the case for preventive services, health promotion, and environmental health. Partnership can be found online at

This research was supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under Co-operative Agreement
No. DTNH22-00-H-05210. The opinions, findings, and recommendations contained herein are those of Partnership for Prevention and do not necessarily represent those of NHTSA.

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