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Physical Activity as Medium—Not Medicine—for Public Health Impact

Presented by

Eduardo Esteban Bustamante, PhD, FACSM
Director, Healthy Kids Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

Through the lens of community-engaged physical activity intervention studies conducted in the UIC Healthy Kids Lab, we will explore how our research team has come to adopt a view of physical activity as “medium,” rather than “medicine.” We will explore how this framing has helped us promote mental health among children and families living in low-income communities; and its implications for overcoming traditional barriers to dissemination and implementation of physical activity interventions that have historically limited public health impact.


Meeting ID: 843 6709 5223
Passcode: 413175

Event Details

Event Date:

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

Event Location:

Online Event

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Terri Mahaffey

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