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Active living in Saskatchewan: A review of official community plans.

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Summary of "Active living in Saskatchewan: A review of official community plans."

Municipal policies may have a significant impact on the development of environments that provide sustainable opportunities for individuals to engage in healthy, active lifestyles. Little is known about how explicitly community planning in Canada integrates strategies to promote physical activity. In the context of Active Saskatchewan 2020 (AS2020), the strategic plan of Saskatchewan in motion, such an analysis would create a basis for identifying policy gaps and ongoing monitoring. The objective of this study was to review the official community plan (OCP) of each city in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and identify policies supportive of physical activity.

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Name: Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
ISSN: 1920-7476
Pages: e551-e557

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