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The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability is focused on building healthy, inclusive communities that provide people with disability equal access to and opportunities for healthy living.

The exciting road to Rio is coming to culmination as the 2016 Paralympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro on September 7, 2016. …

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For most of us, the workplace is where we spend the majority of our waking hours. Over many decades, a growing mountain of evidence has shown that worksites that provide wellness programming for their employees enhance worker productivity, reduce health care costs, reduce absenteeism and increase employee knowledge about disease prevention.…

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All people have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health. Physical literacy can open the door to a lifetime of good health and, in youth with a disability, can encourage lifelong activity that will promote health and decrease the risk of chronic disease.  Obesity rates for children with disability are 38% higher than for children without disability.  …

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It is widely known that participating in physical activity and sport makes us healthier and gives us skills to take throughout life, but did you know that not all children have opportunities to participate in recreation and play? The fact is, children with disability are nearly 4.5 times less likely to be active than their peers without disability.…

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On September 9th, 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General released a much anticipated Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  This call recognizes the importance of physical activity for people of all ages and abilities while calling on Americans to use walking as a way to be more active.  …

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This weekend is sure to be filled with all things red, white, and blue as we celebrate our nation’s freedom! However, let’s not forget that July is a landmark month for all; there is one more important commemoration that has prompted independence and equal opportunity for individuals with disability in the United States.…

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We envision a future of community health inclusion, one in which health promotion activities are accessible to all.

A truly facilitating community is one in which health promotion activities are as accessible to people with disability as they are to people without disability. All individuals have the right to conditions and resources that ensure optimal health.…

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Physical activity is a factor, obesity is an outcome.  This statement speaks to the importance of addressing underlying causes of the obesity epidemic, one such being physicalinactivity. NCHPAD recently attended the National Physical Activity PlanCongress where leading organizations and individuals in the field came togetherto review, revise, and refine the 2010National Physical Activity Plan.  …

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The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, the American Association on Health and Disability, and the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute recently joined the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) to launch the national Commit to Inclusion campaign. The goal of the campaign is to encourage individuals, organizations and key stakeholders to help build healthy, inclusive communities.…