Connect researchers and practitioners to improve community physical activity
Connect researchers and practitioners to improve community physical activity
What is
PAPREN?
What is PAPREN?
Our vision: Active people in active communities, supported by equitable, sustainable policies and practices.

PAPREN is a CDC-funded Network that brings diverse partners together to create environments that maximize physical activity. The Network advances the evidence base and puts research into practice through collaboration across sectors with a shared vision of achieving active communities. PAPREN is the research partner of the CDC's Active People, Healthy NationSM initiative.

PAPREN
structure consists of a Coordinating Center, CDC advisors, External Advisory Committee, Steering Committee, and Work Groups.

All PAPREN members have the option to join any of our six Work Groups, which focus on priority topic areas related to the built environment and physical activity. Work Groups develop products and tools and offer opportunity for researchers and practitioners to network and exchange information. Learn more here.

PAPREN seeks to
What is PAPREN?
Why join
PAPREN?
Why join PAPREN?
Achieving communities that support physical activity as part of daily life will require solutions that cross traditional boundaries. There is exciting work going on in many sectors. Many specialists in these sectors don’t interact regularly across sectors. Innovative research may not get translated into practice.

PAPREN creates spaces for the boundary-spanning collaboration needed to create communities where people can be active as part of daily life. It offers a unique forum to generate and share ideas that can bring research to practice and to evaluate implementation to identify best practices. PAPREN can help you widen and deepen your network.

All PAPREN members have the option to join any of our six Work Groups, which focus on priority topic areas related to the built environment and physical activity. Work Groups develop products and tools and offer opportunity for researchers and practitioners to network and exchange information. Learn more here.

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