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Mission Statement:
to unite the strengths of public, private and industry efforts into a collaborative partnership to inspire Americans to lead physically active lifestyles to enhance their health and quality of life.

NCPPA Board:

*Steven N. Blair, P.E.D.
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity


*Paul Couzelis, Ph.D.
Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP)


*Michael G. Davis, P.E.D.
American Alliance for Health, Physical
Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)


John McCarthy
International Health, Racquet &
Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)


Brigid McHugh Sanner
American Heart Association (AHA)


Russell R. Pate, Ph.D.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Cindy Porteous
National Association of Governor’s Councils
on Physical Fitness and Sports (NAGCPFS)


(*Executive Committee)


James R. Whitehead
Executive Director


Sue Coker
Assistant Executive Director

Coalition membership:
Membership is open to not-for-profit organizations that are membership-based and have identified physical activity and health as a primary mission. There is no financial obligation required for membership. Government agencies are invited to participate as Coalition partners in specific Coalition activities or initiatives as appropriate. Other interested foundations and corporations may participate in Coalition activities as sponsoring organizations.

Member Benefits:
Periodic National Coalition newsletter, National Coalition issue updates and analyses, National Coalition advocacy training conference and legislative briefing, Capitol Hill Day in Washington, membership manual with a wealth of articles and useful information on physical activity and health, an annual public education/community involvement program, information availability on Internet, a committee and project structure that will allow individuals and organizations to exercise leadership in activities of interest, including, but definitely not limited to, the Surgeon General's Report, and a calendar of future meetings and teleconferences relevant to National Coalition activities and projects.

The framework for the Coalition's initial efforts has been built around the following areas: the development of one, consistent physical activity message to clarify for Americans the confusing array of messages that currently exist; the coordination of education efforts between the public and private sectors; and public policy as it relates to exercise. For more information, contact the NCPPA at (317) 637-0349 or e-mail

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Kai Sommer ist ein etablierter Fachmann in den Branchen Gesundheit, Fitness und Medizin. Er schreibt bereits - neben anderen Tätigkeiten in diesen Bereichen - seit über 7 Jahren für unseren Gesundheitsblog und beweist dabei immer wieder seinen einmaligen Expertenstatus.


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