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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. 

Tennis Is First Sports Industry to Endorse NPAP, Sign CEO Pledge for Physical Activity

The tennis industry became the first sports industry to endorse the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity when the plan was unveiled on April 20 in Washington, D.C.

The NPAP was announced in a press conference at the National Press Club, followed by a Congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol. During the announcement, the sport of tennis was cited by Dr. Jack Groppel as “the first of hopefully many entire sports to endorse this pledge and this plan.”

National Physical Activity Plan Alliance Launches New National Physical Activity Plan

New U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Focuses on Achievements, Two New Sectors and Need for Momentum


Washington, DC (April 20, 2016) -- The new U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was unveiled today at the National Press Club, building upon the initial plan that the NPAP Alliance released in 2010 as a roadmap for actions supporting and encouraging physical activity among all Americans.


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