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Physical Activity Draft Healthy People 2020 Objectives

by ODPHP December 7, 2009

Care about a Healthier Nation? We want Your Input. Developing Healthy People 2020

What will it take to realize our aim of a nation of physically active people?  While there’s no easy answer, I believe an important step towards this goal is to work together to create a shared vision and roadmap with measurable objectives.  Now that Healthy People 2020 is well underway, we are in a position to make this vision and roadmap a reality.  For three decades, Healthy People has collaborated with organizations across the nation to provide a set of science-based national 10-year health objectives for promoting health and preventing disease that include physical activity objectives.

We are now asking for you to weigh in on the draft physical activity objectives.  We invite you to comment on the draft physical activity objectives now through December 31 when the comment period closes.  With your help, we can all work to build a healthier Nation. 

There are a couple of other ways you can get involved to help get the word out and encourage others to participate:

  • Show that you care by uploading a free Healthy People 2020 Web badge to your Web site or blog. Choose your size, and it is as easy as copying and pasting.
  • Join the Healthy People Consortium—a diverse, motivated, and dedicated group of agencies and organizations committed to working together to realize Healthy People’s goals and objectives.

Has your organization already participated in Healthy People 2020 or its past iterations? If not, will you be preparing comments for the draft objectives?


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12/10/2009 4:23:23 PM #

ACSM realizes the importance of HP2020 to the American public. We've sent multiple notices about the online comment period to our members, encouraging them to make suggestions on the draft physical activity objectives. In addition, an ACSM past President recently spoke at one of the HP2020 town hall meetings in Philadelphia. I'm glad we can weigh in with our expertise.

Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM United States |

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