Assistant Secretary for Health to Join Members of President's Council for Panel on Physical Activity and Mental Health

On Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm, the Assistant Secretary for Health for HHS and members of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) will meet on a discussion panel at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to address the challenges and opportunities to improve the mental health and well-being of Americans through physical activity. Panelists will include Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, the Assistant Secretary for Health for HHS, PCSFN Co-chair Elena Delle Donne and Council member Dr. Feranmi Okanlami.

The Council works to address the nation’s physical and mental health challenges including obesity, access to healthy foods, depression, bullying and body shaming. During May – which is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Mental Health Awareness Month – and throughout the year, the Council aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity for all people, regardless of background or ability.

The event will be livestreamed and will feature a Q&A with the panelists. To submit a question in advance, put “FITNESS” in the subject line and email it to The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Additional registration details can be found here

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