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Pam Eidson is executive director of the National Physical Activity Society.

Webinar: Active People, Healthy Nation and NPAS Plans

DOUBLE HEADER Broadcast Sep 18, 2017 : Active People, Healthy Nation: CDC's Physical Activity initiative NPAS Strategic Priorities 2017-2018 Watch recorded webinar: [Sound begins at 1:15.]   Description The CDC's Physical Activity & Health Branch talks about Active People, Healthy Nation, an initiative to help Americans move to the next level of physical activity. The presentation will highlight the role of public health. ... Read More »

Webinar: Local Health Depts: Land Use & Transportation

Webinar Core Capabilities for Local Health Department Involvement in Land Use and Transportation Policy Processes     When Monday, August 21, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Thanks for participating!   View Recording Slides: SLemon PAPRN+ NPAS call presentation_8 14 2017 (1) Description The UMass Prevention Research Center will present on their research to engage local health departments in built environment decision ... Read More »

Announcing Scholars to the National Walking Summit

NPAS received 29 applications in a very competitive process for scholarships to attend the National Walking Summit in September in St Paul, Minnesota. With some scholars covering parts of their own travel, we were able to stretch our resources to allow for seven NPAS scholarshipees. You'll be hearing about their adventures at the National Walking Summit, as part of their scholarship requirements ... Read More »

How much PA should adults get?

How do you communicate Physical Activity Guidelines? At the mid-July advisory committee meeting for the forthcoming 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, this topic of interpreting and describing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (key findings at bottom of page) arose. Aside from the issue that the notion of 3 days a week of aerobic exercise is still out there, ... Read More »

Recording: Activity Advocates: NCPPA

Note from NPAS: This webinar is different from most of our webinars. NPAS frequently addresses ‘little p policies,’ such as zoning policy or worksite wellness or safe routes to school. This webinar addresses so-called “Big P Policy”: What’s happening at the national level on legislative issues. No federal funds are used in the making of this webinar. However, the webinar ... Read More »

Webinar: Health Equity & Nat’l Plan

Webinar: The US National Physical Activity Plan -- Strategies to Achieve Health Equity June 19, 2017 Apologies for the audio issues on this recording. Sound begins at 25 seconds after start, and there's a 2-minute interruption of the Q&A at about 40 minutes. On the bright side, the recording did work after initially indicating that it wouldn't! Linked recording of ... Read More »

Let’s Talk about the Weather

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Let’s talk about the weather. In designing physical activity interventions -- or even personal plans -- outdoor conditions are more than just small talk. Northern states in many months must consider snow pile on sidewalks, dangerously low temperatures, and impossibility of bicycling. Some larger places like Minneapolis have interconnected covered walking systems that allow freedom of movement without concern for ... Read More »

Webinar on Demand: “The Power of Saying “Yes We Can”: Healthy Community Design in Vermont’s Small Towns”

Webinar: The Power of Saying “Yes We Can”: Healthy Community Design in Vermont's Small Towns    View on Demand:   When:  May 15, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Description: In small, rural towns, where individuals wear many hats and have a variety of expertise, big change can happen, often starting with a small group of dedicated individuals with vision and ... Read More »

Webinar: Active Schools

Webinar: The Active Schools Movement: Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 View the webinar here   Slides: Active Schools Deck for NPAS Webinar  Originally broadcast:  Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM EDT   Description: In its four years, Active Schools (formerly Let’s Move! Active Schools) has enrolled almost 23,000 K-12 schools serving over 12 million students. Active Schools had heeded the call to make it ... Read More »

Scholarships to the National Walking Summit

The National Physical Activity Society is offering scholarships to attend the National Walking Summit in St Paul, Minnesota, September 13-15, 2017. Purpose The National Physical Activity Society is a sponsor of the 2017 National Walking Summit. As part of our professional development, NPAS is creating a scholarship program to offer five (5) full scholarships to the summit. The primary purposes ... Read More »

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