Resarch Impact: In 2018, the World Health Organization launched the first Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030. It is a major milestone for combatting the global burden of insufficient physical activity. Our article discusses the role early career researchers, practitioners and policy makers have in supporting the GAPPA in 4 key ways:
- Generating evidence
- Disseminating key messages and evidence
- Implementing the evidence-based actions proposed
- Contributing to advocacy for robust national action plans on physical activity.
Direito, A., Murphy, J.J., Mclaughlin, M., Mair, J., Mackenzie, K., Kamada, M., Sutherland, R., Montgomery, S. and Shilton, T., 2019. Early Career Professionals’(Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers) Role in Advocating, Disseminating, and Implementing the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity: ISPAH Early Career Network View. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(11), pp.940-944. DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0450