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Post date: Feb 28, 2013

Washington, DC, February 28, 2013 — The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), is proud to announce Scott Goudeseune as the new President of NCPPA’s Board of Directors.  Also new in 2013 is NCPPA’s collaboration with Venn Strategies, LLC, which will be managing the coalition and handling NCPPA’s government affairs.

Scott Goudeseune’s term began January 31st, succeeding Past-President Laurie Whitsel, Director of Policy Research at American Heart Association. Goudeseune is the CEO and President of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certification provider in the world.  Given ACE’s dedication to promoting the benefits of physical activity and commitment to strong collaboration among leaders in corporations, the fitness industry, government, and allied health and education providers, Goudeseune is a natural fit to succeed Dr. Whitsel’s respected tenure leading the NCPPA Board.

“Scott’s professional... Read More

Post date: Jan 23, 2013

Legislation Includes Incentives for Physical Activity

 

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the leadership of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in introducing the Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act (S. 39). This legislation provides a comprehensive approach to fighting chronic disease and obesity and promoting wellness in America by maintaining focus on physical activity, promoting healthy diet, and encouraging a productive and active workforce.

 

As chronic disease and obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, it is imperative that our federal policies reflect the vast expanse of evidence that... Read More

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