Publications

  • Bulger, S., Jones, E., & Elliott, E. (in press). U.S. Physical Activity Policy: Achieving Alignment at National and State Levels. Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice. Taylor & Francis. London, UK.
  • Abildso CG, Shawley S, Owens S, Dyer A, Bulger SM, Jones DL, Murphy, E., Olfert, M., & Elliott, E. (2016) An Evaluability Assessment of the West Virginia Physical Activity Plan, 2015: Lessons Learned for Other State Physical Activity Plans. Prev Chronic Dis 2016;13:160307. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.160307 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd13.160307)
  • Elliott, E., Jones, E., Nichols, D., Murray, T., Kohl, H. (2014) State-based efforts for physical activity planning: Experience from Texas and West Virginia. In R. Pate and D. Buchner (Eds.) The National Physical Activity Plan: Implementing Physical Activity Strategies. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill.
  • Elliott, E., Jones, E., Bulger, S. (2014) ActiveWV: A Systematic Approach to Developing a Physical Activity Plan for West Virginia. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11, 478-486.
  • Elliott, E., Bulger, S.M. Jones, E.M., & Neal, W. (2013). Physical activity guidelines for Americans case study – West Virginia: Building a statewide plan for physically active lifestyles. Published on the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) website at: http://www.astho.org/Programs/Prevention/Promoting-Physical-Activity-Guidelines/State-Case-Studies/

Published Abstracts:

  • Bulger, S.M., Elliott, E., Jones, E., Fitzpatrick, S., Jones, D., & O’Hara Tompkins, N. (2013). Development of a Statewide physical activity plan using concept mapping. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 84 (Suppl. 1), A80.
  • Elliott, E., Bulger, S.M., Jones, E., & Neal, W. (2012). The development of a statewide physical activity plan in the U.S. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sports, 15 (Suppl.), S263.
  • Elliott, E.  The West Virginia Physical Activity Symposium:  Successful Beginnings of a State Physical Activity Plan. (2011) Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 43:5 Supplement.

Presentations:

  • Jones, E., Elliott, E., Bulger, S. (2016, January) The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan Policy Priority Area: Plan Implementation and Statewide Physical Activity Policy Development. Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, FL.
  • Bulger, S., Jones, E., Elliott, E. (2015, February). Critical reflections on physical activity plan development in West Virginia. National Physical Activity Plan Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Elliott, E., Bulger, S., Jones, E. (2015, February). WV Physical Activity Plan Education Sector Strategies:  Positive outcomes in Plan implementation related to the school environment, policy change, and systems support. National Physical Activity Plan Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Kohl, B., Elliott, E., Maddock, J. (invited) (2015, February). Physical Activity at the State and Local Level: Case Studies from three states.  National Physical Activity Plan Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Elliott, E., and Neal, W. (2013, November) ActiveWV: A Model for Developing a Statewide Physical Ativity Plan. 7th Annual Southern Obesity Summit, Nashville, TN.
  • Bulger, S.M., Elliott, E., Jones, E., Fitzpatrick, S., Jones, D., & O’Hara Tompkins (2013, April). Development of a state-wide physical activity plan using concept mapping. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), Charlotte, NC.
  • Pate, R., Elliott, E., Bulger, S., Epping, J. (2013, April) The National Physical Activity Plan:  Implementation at the State Level. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Expo, Charlotte, NC.
  • Elliott, E., & Bulger, S. (invited) (2013, January) The Development of Active WV: The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  Webinar Series, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
  • Elliott, E, Jones, E., Bulger, S. (2012, October) Active WV:  The WV Physical Activity Plan.  2012 PETE Conference, Las Vegas, NE.
  • Elliott, E., Bulger, S., Jones, E., & Neal, W. (2012, November). The development of a statewide physical activity plan in the US. The 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health (ICPAPH): beActive 2012. Sydney, Australia.
  • Elliott, E.  (2011, June). The West Virginia Physical Activity Symposium:  Successful Beginnings of a State Physical Activity Plan.  The 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado.

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