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Post date: Nov 10, 2015
Check out this blog written by I-Min Lee, MD, ScD Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard. 
Post date: Oct 19, 2015

CEO Pledge National Spokesperson, Dr. Jack Groppel, co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, sits down with Workforce to discuss building successful wellness programs and creating “corporate athletes.” 

Click the Image or this link to view the interview. 

Post date: Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. September 9, 2015 --

Today, the United States Surgeon General issued a call to action to address the major public health problem, physical inactivity. Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communitites articulates the health benefits of walking while addressing the face that many communitities unacceptably lack safe and convenient places for individuals to walk or wheelchair roll.

"Reversing the epidemic of physical inactivity will take leadership and collaboration across several sectors of society. The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the Surgeon General for his leadership in encouraging Americans to lead more active lifestyles. His efforts to promote physical activity will undoubtedly help improve the health of the American public" said Tom Richards,... Read More

Post date: Sep 02, 2015

NCPPA is underway with a campaign to preserve physical education at the federal level. We have put together the following advocate letter. It is important that we coordinate our efforts here, using our collective resources as a coalition to take these messages far and wide in efforts to help save physical education.

We have been told by Members of Congress that if they don't hear from us on the importance of dedicated funding for physical education (PEP Grants) then we will lost that funding in appropriations and once lost, it will be very difficult to ever get it back.

As a brief reminder, before the August recess, the Senate passed their ESEA Reauthorization Bill, S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle, 81-17. The bill included the following physical education provisions:

1. Physical education is listed as an acceptable use in... Read More

Post date: Aug 06, 2015

Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act

Two weeks ago, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act, legislation that would establish physical activity recommendations for children and adults. The bipartisan legislation would call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue physical activity recommendations based on the latest scientific and medical evidence every ten years. The bill also directs HHS, five years after the release of each set of recommendations, to update reports to highlight continuing physical activity issues. More

ESEA Reauthorization: Every Child Achieves Act 

Last week, the Senate passed their ESEA Reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act, with overwhelming support from both sides... Read More