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In this session, Health and Fitness professionals will learn about the evidence and rationale for focusing on walking and walkable communities with reference to Step it up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. Other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal physical activity, walking, and walkability initiatives will be briefly highlighted. David will talk about individual and environmental/policy strategies to increase walking by providing examples to increase walking at different levels of the social ecologic model.
1) Identify the benefits of walking and promoting walkability in communities.
2) Discuss the content of the Call to Action including the 5 goals, 13 strategies, and 62 actions.
3) Share ideas with attendees on how the information can be used in their local communities to increase walking and physical activity at the local level.
4) Encourage partnership with local and state Departments of Public Health to implement the Call to Action with local government agencies and policy makers.
|ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Step it up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action... ||Video|
|Step it up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities - Test ||Test|