Friday, September 4, 2015

Join the Surgeon General in a call to action for walkable communities

The Surgeon General's office will release a Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities Sept. 9. State and local public health agencies and other partners interested in physical activity can confer with colleagues across the United States in two events hosted by the National Physical Activity Society.

Live release of Surgeon General Call to Action
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

Conference Call
How public health practitioners can implement the Call to Action.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.
Access code: 100-138#

"Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities: What Does It Mean for You and Your Organization?"
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. - Noon

Though we've moved away from a pedestrian society, walking is still the most common physical activity. But with less than half of U.S. adults meeting physical activity recommendations and nearly one quarter of them inactive, we need a coordinated effort to support walking as a safe and easy activity in all communities.

Review the National Physical Activity Communications Plan for ways to get involved.

View The Walking Revolution, a 30-minute documentary guaranteed to get you walking.

Access the full infographic above for your communication needs.

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