EIM’s vision is for people worldwide to realize the evidence-based benefits of physical activity (PA) in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease through collaborations between health care providers (HCPs) and community-based partners.
To fully realize this potential, these HCP-community linkages have to be developed to provide a trusted and qualified source of professional guidance that is capable of receiving a large number of referred patients. Communities should begin by establishing linkages between local health care systems and community-based PA assets. Sometimes these assets already exist in the community and need to be inventoried and linked seamlessly to the HCPs; other times these will need to be developed with community leaders.
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