Physical Activity

Physical activity is key to improving the health of the Nation. Based on the latest science, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans is an essential resource for health professionals and policy makers that provides recommendations on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. Learn ways to help people understand the benefits of physical activity and how to make it a part of their regular routine.

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Open Fellowship Opportunities in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Are you a recent graduate interested in health promotion, physical activity, or health policy? The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is seeking applicants for three Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) fellowship opportunities. The Community Strategies Division seeks two participants with a background in public health and health policy to be involved in the Healthy People initiative. An additional fellow will join the Division of Prevention Science to support the dissemination and implementation of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and the National Youth Sports Strategy.

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