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Post date: Mar 08, 2019

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) today announced new leadership to its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term and reiterated its commitment to empowering and inspiring all Americans to lead more physically active lives. Helen Durkin, J.D.—30-year fitness industry veteran and executive vice president for public policy for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)—will take over as NCPPA president and spearhead the coalition’s advocacy and public policy efforts for the next two years. Pam Watts, executive director of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, will serve as NCPPA's president-elect. James Whitehead, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Sports Medicine, will serve as NCPPA’s secretary-treasurer.

“NCPPA’s work has become increasingly relevant as our nation continues to struggle with the cost of healthcare,” said Durkin. “Physical inactivity is... Read More

Post date: Nov 20, 2018

Event Underscores Importance of New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

November 20, 2018, Washington, DC—Congressional aides, proponents of physical activity, and others crammed into Room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building last week to learn more about the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and why exercise matters in public policy—just days after exit polls showed health care as the top issue for voting Americans. The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) hosted the November 15th Congressional briefing, which preceded an afternoon of meetings and frank... Read More

Post date: Sep 18, 2018


Lots of new and exciting information in this month's issue of the Activity Advcate, NCPPA's comprehensive newsletter focused on physical activity and getting American's moving. Check it out Here!

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Post date: May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Washington, DC—The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) sponsored a briefing on Capitol Hill on May 10 to call attention to how Congress, the Administration, industry, nonprofits and others within both the public and private sectors can work together to create a national way of life that supports and inspires physical activity—a linchpin for a physically, economically, and militarily stronger America. The event, “Creating an Active America Together,” was held during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and came on the heels of an all-day workshop at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to address the issue of obesity and overweight in the armed forces.

“The amount of physical activity Americans get on a regular basis affects our... Read More

Post date: May 03, 2018

What: Creating an Active America Together Congressional Briefing

When: May 10 at 2pm

Where: Capitol Visitor's Center Room SVC-203-02

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, so it's the perfect time to talk to our elected officials about the dangers of inactivity, the benefits of physical activity and what they can do to help get Americans moving. Join our diverse group of passionate and enthusiastic stakeholders from government, nonprofit, academia and the public health community for a congressional briefing as we discuss the importance of a comprehensive effort into actions to promote physical activity, physical fitness, youth sports, and military readiness in America.  RSVP to