The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is joining with two other nonprofit organizations addressing physical activity to for a new organization.
Physical activity continues to be a major health concern and has been described as pandeminc. For this reason, the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, the National Physical Activity Society, and the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance are meging into on physical activity collaborative (yet to be named) that can build on the base established over the past years and that will invite the community of the many organizations/coalitions with a concern for the problem to coordinate their effors, financial committments, and in-kind resources. The new collaborative will bring these multiple stakeholders in the physical activity community together to be impactful in policy, systems, and environment change.
The NCPPA Board of Directors voted to move forward with the merge in Fall 2019. Stay tuned for… Read More
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) today announced new leadership to its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term and reiterated its commitment to empowering and inspiring all Americans to lead more physically active lives. Helen Durkin, J.D.—30-year fitness industry veteran and executive vice president for public policy for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)—will take over as NCPPA president and spearhead the coalition’s advocacy and public policy efforts for the next two years. Pam Watts, executive director of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, will serve as NCPPA’s president-elect. James Whitehead, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Sports Medicine, will serve as NCPPA’s secretary-treasurer.
“NCPPA’s work has become increasingly relevant as our nation continues to struggle with the cost of healthcare,” said Durkin. “Physical inactivity is… Read More
Event Underscores Importance of New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
November 20, 2018, Washington, DC—Congressional aides, proponents of physical activity, and others crammed into Room 2253 of the Rayburn House Office Building last week to learn more about the new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and why exercise matters in public policy—just days after exit polls showed health care as the top issue for voting Americans. The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) hosted the November 15th Congressional briefing, which preceded an afternoon of meetings and frank… Read More
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. The event, “Creating an Active America Together,” was held during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and came on the heels of an all-day workshop at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to address the issue of obesity and overweight in the armed forces.
“The amount of physical activity Americans get on a regular basis affects our… Read More