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Table 5 Research priorities, questions, and projects identified during the Research Agenda Development Workshop based on theme area and timeline for completion

From: Move the north: evaluation of a regional stakeholder engagement initiative to support the development of a community-partnered physical activity research agenda

TimelinePrioritiesResearch Questions & Projects
1–2 yearsDevelop a presence in communities.
Understand gaps, barriers, and opportunities.
Understand meaning of physical activity to communities.
Create central hub or repository of information.
What are the factors that influence physical activity in northern BC communities?
What is the northern culture and how does it shape physical activity?
What are the inequities that currently exist in physical activity programming between and within northern BC communities?
5 yearsImproved knowledge translation, tools, and solutions.
Creation of the Northern Physical Activity Alliance.
Understand how to put knowledge to action based on local context and culture.
10 yearsAchieve inclusion and integrated approach, where universal access is the new normal.Development, implementation, and evaluation of inclusion/equity toolkit in northern BC communities.
15 yearsEquitable allocation of funding, resources, and research through capacity building.What are the resources that are needed to achieve universal access in 15 years?
1–2 yearsDefining the problem and issues.
Determine what we already know.
What research questions are important to the community?
How would the community view success?
5 yearsUnderstand motivators at individual and community levels with northern lens.What are factors that influence motivation and change at community and individual level?
10 yearsRe-evaluation of health statistics – use of data stories to demonstrate effectivenessWhat does success look like to rural communities? Reconcile subjective experience with objective data
15 yearsCommunity plans include physical activity targets, infrastructure facilitates physical activity across the life course.How do we change physical activity beliefs and behaviours in the short, medium, and long term?
1–2 yearsIdentify data sources and collection tools that are community friendly.What data is useful at individual, community, and policy level?
5 yearsMobilize community health profiles to include physical activity.
Develop framework for measuring outcomes and evaluation of intervention implementation
What data should be collected to inform action?
10 yearsPhysical activity integrated into ongoing surveillance mechanisms.
Data is adaptive and responsive to community priorities.
What are the mechanisms to put data in the hands of people that would apply it effectively?
15 yearsPulling it all together – all data collection points are integrated.
Demonstrate rate of progress and alignment with global physical activity strategies.