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Physical Activity Takes Center Stage at Capitol Hill Briefing as Critical Component for a Stronger America

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.

You're Invited: Investing in Physical Activity Congressional Briefing

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity invites you to attend

Investing in Physical Activity
Creating an Active America Together
When: Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: 1310 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC

NIH Awards Aim to Understand Molecular Changes During Physical Activity

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today the first awards for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Program, which will allow researchers to develop a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to physical activity. Nineteen grants will support researchers across the country to collect samples from people of different races, ethnic groups, sex, ages, and fitness levels.

ITF President David Haggerty and USTA President Katrina Adams Sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity

ITF president David Haggerty and USTA president Katrina Adams addressed the 9th Annual Tennis Industry Aassociation (TIA) Tennis Forum at the Grand Hyatt New York City on Monday morning, just before play began at the 2016 US Open.

Haggerty, who was elected president of the ITF last September, updated the tennis industry on global plans and initiatives to help grow the sport. Haggerty is a former USTA president and former president of the TIA.

HHS Names Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced the appointment of 17 nationally recognized experts in physical activity and health to serve on the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. 

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

On May 17, 2016 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two rules specifying how employer-sponsored wellness plans can comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). 

The final rules, which will go into effect in January 2017, apply to all workplace wellness programs. 

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