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Douglas [dot] White [at] dpi [dot] wi [dot] gov (Doug White)
WPCF Project Director
Coordinated School Health
WI Dept of Public Instruction
(608) 266-5198

eileen [dot] hare [at] dpi [dot] wi [dot] gov (Eileen Hare, MS)
Consultant- Health Education, Physical Education, Coordinated School Health
WI Dept of Public Instruction
(608) 267-9234

Aaron L. Carrel, MD
UW Pediatrics
(608) 263-9059

Wisconsin Partnership for Childhood Fitness

National and Wisconsin-specific research indicates higher rates of obesity and lower levels of physical activity (PA) among children and adolescents. Low PA levels are closely linked to obesity, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Project Goal

The WPCF goal is to increase the level of fitness among all students. The project’s guiding principle is that promoting childhood fitness has inherent health benefits for children, and is the most effective treatment and prevention strategy for childhood obesity.

Major Activities

  1. Collect and analyze fitness assessment data and provide reports to participating schools.
  2. Provide professional development and technical assistance to schools on the proper administration and use of evidence-based student fitness testing.
  3. Collaborate with state partners to advance state policies to support physical activity and student fitness testing.


Funding for this project was provided by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health from the Wisconsin Partnership program.

WPCF Partners

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction | UW Health Pediatric Fitness Clinic | Wisconsin Department of Health Services | UW Population Health Institute | UW Department of Pediatrics

Last updated: 01/04/2016
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