The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) is the leading coalition in the country for promoting physical activity and fitness initiatives through national policy. We are a diverse blend of health organizations, associations, and private corporations, advocating for policies that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.
Established in 1996, the NCPPA membership roster continues to grow as more organizations recognize the important role of physical activity in America’s fight against chronic disease and obesity. We provide an active forum for our members to share ideas and work collaboratively to increase physical activity opportunities for all Americans.
We maintain a strong and necessary voice for physical activity in Washington, DC through NCPPA staff and members working together to actively encourage federal legislators to make policy changes that promote regular activity in all facets of life. We speak directly to lawmakers and support national programs that meet our objectives, as well as host congressional briefings for members and their staff on a variety of physical activity topics including most recently, the economic benefits of physical activity. In addition, we also published the 2010 report, “Make the Move”, a 2010-2011 implementation strategy for the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan detailing the strategic priorities, visions, and goals for the first year of each sector’s implementation efforts. NCPPA now has a memo of understanding with the National Physical Activity Plan to serve as the lead organization in implementing the Plan's policy recommendations at the federal level.
We encourage all organizations—public, private, and nonprofit—to get involved in advocating for policy changes designed to engage all Americans in regular physical activity. We invite you to join us as we strive to create national initiatives that encourage Americans of all ages and from all walks of life to make moderate-vigorous physical activity a regular part of their day.
As a NCPPA member, you can collaborate and network with leaders of top-ranking organizations to strengthen your organization’s mission and outreach and influence high-profile policy recommendations in health promotion and physical activity research. You can also pioneer key and relevant research on the indisputable link between exercise and healthy lifestyles.