Slide Deck

Our latest slide deck for more details, including on Healthy Students Healthy State pdf pptx.


American Diabetes Association (2018), The Burden of Diabetes in Arizona.

Andes LJ, Cheng YJ, Rolka DB, Gregg EW, Imperatore G. (2019). Prevalence of Prediabetes Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States, 2005-2016. JAMA Pediatrics.  Published online December 02, 2019. doi:

Bailey AP, Hetrick SE, Rosenbaum S, Purcell R, Parker AG (2018). Treating depression with physical activity in adolescents and young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Psychological Medicine 48, 1068–1083. Accessed December 16, 2019.

Biener, AI, Cawley, J, Meyerhoefer, C. (2017). The Medical Care Costs of Youth Obesity: An Instrumental Variables Approach. NBER Working Paper No. 23682, August 2017, JEL No. D62,I1,I14,I18 Accessed December 16, 2019.

Brown, J.B., Nichols, G.A., Glauber, H.S., & Bakst, A.W. (1999)  Type 2 Diabetes: Incremental Medical Care Costs During the First 8 Years After Diagnosis, Diabetes Care, 22 (7), 1116-1124.

Crump, C., Sundquist, J., et al (2016). Physical fitness among Swedish military conscripts and long-term risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Annals of Internal Medicine, doi:10.7326/M15-2002.

DeHeer, H. (2014). Fit Kids at School: Executive Report Part 1.
DeHeer, H. (2014). Fit Kids at School: Executive Report Part 2.

Guo, L, Danielson, M, Cogan, L, Hines, L, Armour, B, Treatment Patterns and Costs Among Children Aged 2 to 17 Years With ADHD in New York State Medicaid in 2013. Journal of Attention Disorders 1–10. DOI: 10.1177/1087054718816176 › view › cdc › cdc_79378_DS1 Accessed December 16, 2019.

Hogstrom, G., Nordstrom, A., & Nordstrom, P. (2014). High aerobic fitness in late adolescence is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction later in life: a nationwide cohort study in men. European Heart Journal, 35, 3133–3140.

Kaiser Family Foundation (2012), The Role of Medicaid for Adults with Chronic Illnesses, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, November 2012.

Katz DL, Cushman D, Reynolds J, Njike V, Treu JA, Walker J, et al (2010). Putting physical activity where it fits in the school day: preliminary results of the ABC (Activity Bursts in the Classroom) for Fitness Program. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2010; 7(4):A82. Accessed December 16, 2019.

Mandsager, K., Harb, S., Cremer, P., Phelan, D., Nissen, S., Jaber, W. (2018)  Association of Cardiorespiratory Fitness With Long-term Mortality Among Adults Undergoing Exercise Treadmill Testing, JAMA Network Open, 1(6):e183605.

May, A.L., Kuklina, E.V., Yoon, P.W. (2012). Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among US Adolescents, 1999-2008, Pediatrics, 129(6): 1035-1041. 

Reeves, J. (2016). US Department of Education Grant Performance Report, PR/Award # Q215F120160, Sunnyside Unified School District, Tucson, AZ.
[Note: this is the official report to the US Department of Education on University of Arizona’s Partners for Healthy Promises federal PEP-Grant-funded project in the Sunnyside Unified School District, 2012-2015.]

Tabak, A.G., Herder, C., Rathmann, W., Brunner, E.J., Kivimaki, M. (2012). Prediabetes: A high-risk state for developing diabetes. Lancet, 379(9833), 2279-2290. 

Turner, S. (2013).  Transformative Education for Long-term Behavior Change: Preventing Childhood Obesity and Improving Health Through In-School Curriculum-based Nutrition and Exercise Programs. (PhD Human and Organizational Systems), Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.

Zhuo et al, (2014). The lifetime cost of diabetes and its implications for diabetes prevention. Diabetes Care, 37: 2557-2564.


Article on front page of Phoenix Republic section of the Arizona Republic, February 16, 2019 (also ran on March 6, 2019 on the front pages of the Mesa Republic, Chandler Republic, Gilbert Republic, Tempe Republic and Scottsdale Republic):

Local TV news coverage on January 2, 2019, which included the main independent station & the CBS affiliate; with excerpts from interview with Scott Turner on the 2018 US Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth:

Arizona’s governor and the state and national press loved our recess bill!:


Yes, Figure It Out did a podcast about us (before we launched the Healthy Future US name).

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Social media
We are not currently very active on social media, but here are some links to partners:

Link to our partner Arizonans for Recess & School Wellness.


Link to our partner Arizona Health & Physical Education.


For Twitter users, please connect to our partner, Arizonans for Recess & School Wellness.


We MUCH appreciate the fiscal sponsorship & support of Arizona Community Foundation.