Individually-adapted physical activity programs

Local governments can invest in this strategy using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

  • This strategy can help promote healthy childhood environments and provide access to health services. The U.S. Department of Treasury has indicated that strategies that help achieve these outcomes are eligible for the use of Fiscal Recovery Funds.
  • Investments in this strategy are SLFRF-eligible as long as they are made in qualified census tracts or are designed to assist populations or communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Program overview

  • Individually-adapted exercise programs that help children and adults build behavioral skills (for example, self-monitoring, goal setting) and social support systems to encourage physical activity
  • Aim to increase physical activity and fitness and may lead to improved weight and mental health
  • Boosting interventions deployed across schools, in communities, and at the family level
  • Can be more specifically targeted to groups such as African-American men and adolescents in disadvantaged schools.
Target Population
Cost per Participant
Not available

Evidence and impacts


Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps

  • Increased time spent on physical activity
  • May lead to weight loss

Best practices in implementation

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