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1 National Physical Activity Plan

2 Background Release of the 2008 PA Guidelines for Americans necessitates action to ensure greater ability to comply with those guidelines. National Plans in other domains (e.g. smoking cessation, diabetes, arthritis) have proven successful in the U.S.

3 Background Other nations (e.g. Finland, Australia, U.K.) have developed National PA Plans. There currently is no U.S. National PA Plan.

4 What is a Physical Activity Plan? * CDC/WHO Collaborating Center Workshop On Global Advocacy For National Physical Activity Plans Workshop report. January, 2007 A comprehensive set of strategies including policies, practices, and initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity in all segments of the population.

5 Vision All Americans are physically active and live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.

6 Mission Develop a National Plan for Physical Activity that produces a marked and progressive increase in the percentage of Americans who meet physical activity guidelines throughout life.

7 Goals The National Plan for Physical Activity will: Make a compelling and urgent case for increasing physical activity in the American population. Provide a clear roadmap for actions that support short and long term progress in increasing Americans’ physical activity. Develop strategies for increasing physical activity in all population subgroups and reducing disparities across subgroups.

8 Goals (cont.) The National Plan for Physical Activity will: Create a sustained and resourced social movement that provides for ongoing coordination, partnerships, capacity building, and evaluation. Develop new and innovative strategies for promoting physical activity. Undergo periodic evaluation to assess achievements in increasing physical activity.

9 CDC funding to initiate project (9/07) Formation of interim Coordinating Committee Organizational Partners added

10 First in-person meeting - Coordinating Committee (2/08) Plan to be organized around eight societal sectors Plan for launch and implementation Commission white papers National conference Evaluation plan Website launched and project publicly announced (1/09) Formation of sector working groups

11 Approved Memorandum Of Understanding with National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) for implementation of NPAP National conference held in Washington, D.C. (7/09) NPAP Drafts 1, 2, and 3 circulated for comment (8/09 – 2/2010) NPAP White papers published in special issue of Journal of Physical Activity and Health. (11/09) Launch (3/2010)

12 ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS Active Living Research American Academy of Pediatrics AAHPERD AARP American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation American Cancer Society American College of Sports Medicine American Diabetes Association American Heart Association

13 ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS American Medical Association American Physical Therapy Association Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Academy of Sports Medicine National Athletic Trainers’ Association National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Road Runners Club of America U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute YMCA of America USDA

14 Guiding Principles Use evidence to inform the Plan’s actions to promote physical activity. Include initiatives for all socio-demographic groups. Aim actions at local, state, federal, and institutional levels. Encourage the involvement of diverse stakeholders to guide the content of the Plan. Ground the Plan in the ecological model of health behavior. Ensure that the Plan’s initiatives reduce health disparities across socio-demographic groups. Present the Plan as a “living document” that is updated on a regular basis.

15 Overarching Strategies STRATEGY 1 Launch a grassroots advocacy effort to mobilize public support for strategies and tactics included in the National Physical Activity Plan. STRATEGY 2 Mount a national physical activity education program to educate Americans about effective behavioral strategies for increasing physical activity. Integrate the program’s design with other national health promotion and disease prevention education campaigns.

16 Overarching Strategies (cont.) STRATEGY 3 Disseminate best practice physical activity models, programs, and policies to the widest extent practicable to ensure Americans can access strategies that will enable them to meet federal physical activity guidelines. STRATEGY 4 Create a national resource center to disseminate effective tools for promoting of physical activity. STRATEGY 5 Establish a center for physical activity policy development and research across all sectors of the National Physical Activity Plan.

17 Mass Media Public Health Education Healthcare Volunteer and Non-Profit Organizations Transportation, Urban Design, Comm. Plan. Business and Industry Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sports

18 Launch Events (May 3, 2010) Washington, D.C. – Press conference held at Press Club Representation from: Govt., NGOs, Private, Public – Congressional Briefings Nationwide – National Media presence State and Local – Self-identified groups host local “launch events.”

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