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Educación Médica Superior

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FERNANDEZ NIEVES, Yamila et al. Intersector approach and university social responsibly in managing knowledge about physical activity and health. Educ Med Super [online]. 2020, vol.34, n.2  Epub 01-Jun-2020. ISSN 1561-2902.


Physical inactivity is one of the main risk factors for morbidity and mortality worldwide and its fundamental cause is non-communicable diseases. In contrast, regular physical activity during the span of life provides physical and mental health benefits. However, there are still insufficient intersector actions for strengthening strategic alliances, in view of demonstrating the role of physical activity as a component of the healthy lifestyle.


To identify the social responsibility of the University of Physical Culture and Sports Sciences, particularly its Center for Studies on Physical Activity, Sports and Health Promotion, in the formation of capacities for knowledge production, transfer, dissemination and application in the context of physical activity for health.


Physical inactivity, due to its close comorbid relationship with obesity and overweight, diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, among others, disrupts into the main health problems during the lifespan, which demands a systemic, integrative and intersector approach, as well as the training of competent human resources for it.


The Center for Studies on Physical Activity, Sports and Health Promotion proves its academic and research relevance, insofar as it becomes a key stakeholder in the production, distribution and use of knowledge about physical activity for health, and articulates the needs of the social context and the university project, aligned with nationally established priorities.

Palabras clave : non-communicable diseases; lifespan; physical activity; health; knowledge management; university social responsibility.

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