Issue 2- March 2015 |
Who is NCPPA?
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity is a diverse blend of associations, health organizations, and private corporations advocating for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to be physically active.
NCPPA Policy Agenda

What Is the CEO Pledge?
The CEO Pledge is a national campaign promoted by the NCPPA to encourage every CEO in the United States to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance. The CEO Pledge is a great way to engage business leaders and influencers! As of today, more than 300 CEO's have signed the pledge. To learn more, click Here!
Become A Member!
We invite you to join us as we advocate for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to make physical activity a regular part of their day. Learn More!
Upcoming Events

* Registration for the introductory online course on Exercise and Physical Activity in NCD Prevention is closes Friday, March 6.

For more info, please visit: Here or Here 

* Please join the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Obesity Solutions on April 14-15, 2015 for a public workshop, Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions, that will explore the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of obesity. Register Here

* The President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN) will hold its 2015 Healthy Aging Summit July 27-28, 2015 in Washington, DC. For more info, please visit: Here

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March 4, 2015

Welcome to Issue 2 of the Activity Advocate, NCPPA's comprehensive e-newsletter on physical activity. We'll bring you policy updates, physical activity in the news, conference and event updates, organizational updates, and research all focused on physical activity.
  • Active Kids Learn Better! Because children spend so much time at school, schools have a unique opportunity to help children become more healthy and active. Growing Evidence on Physical Activity and Academic Performance: Why Is Physical Activity Is a Win-Win for Students and Teachers? Read More.  
  • Universal Access to Physical Activity Could Save Billions in Health Costs. New research out of Ontario, Canada finds that standardizing access to physical activity services, such as classes or counseling to encourage exercise among patients, could help reduce the $6.8-billion cost associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Read More.
Physical Activity In the News

Recap: 2015 National Physical Activity Plan Congress On February 23-24, 2015, over 250 professionals in public health, education, government, and media attended the 2015 NPAP Congress. Read More


The Aspen Institute Addresses Declining Youth Sports Participation at 2015 Project Play Summit More than 300 people representing youth sports, national sports organizations, community recreation groups and educators, along with business and industry leaders, met to discuss the institute's recently released plan to get more American children participating in sports. Read More

Active Living Research Conference Update The 2015 Active Living Research Conference was held last week in San Diego, CA. The theme of the conference, "The Science of Policy Implementation", explored the process of taking scientific things from the research field of active living to inform policies, then ensuring the policies are put into practice to increase population-level physical activity. A more in-depth summary will be posted on their site in the coming days. Read More


Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Announces Six New Partners at its Building a Healthier Future Summit On Day Two of its fourth annual Summit, PHA announced its first automotive partner, as well as five new Let's Move! Active Schools partners. Read More


We want this newsletter to be as useful and informative as possible - so please send us your feedback and suggestions regarding current content and future topics we should address. We look forward to hearing from you.


Ayanna McKnight