Theory of Change Systems Map Is Finalized and Coming Soon

The Prescription for Activity (PfA) Task Force convened its third meeting in Chicago in March, 2017, during which its systems-change map was finalized. With a consistent focus on health equity, the map features of a series of initial preconditions (or “sparks”) that catalyze the three core paths (Care Delivery, Community, and Clinic-Community Integration) and four supporting paths (Communications, Informatics, Funding and Payment, and Education and Training) that together will lead to the attainment of the “ultimate outcome”—to see 50 percent of more of Americans in every community, demographic, and age group achieve recommended physical-activity levels by the year 2035.

The PfA Task Force plans to release its systems-change map to the public in Summer 2017.