need for for health promotion and physical activity programs in the worksite, community, and medical settings.
Important to market programs to gain support and to involve more people.
Our responsibility to address the tremendous disparities that still exist in physical activity and disease conditions according to race, ethnicity, age, sex, education, sexual orientation, ability/disability, and income.
Increase access to, and promotion of quality programs.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May 1 to May 7: National Physical Education and Sport Week
Promotes the increase of opportunities in sport for girls and women.
Passage of state and federal legislation
Physical Education for Progress Act (PEP)
Use various forms of media to reach people.
Contact organizations that promote physical activity and health and ask them to become more “proactive.”
Goals of Healthy People 2010
To help individuals of all ages increase life expectancy and improve their quality of life.
To eliminate health disparities among segments of the population, including differences that occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation.