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3354.0 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
In the fall of 2008, the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services will release Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) for the nation. In response to previous findings that the public has been confused about physical activity recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted research to clarify the public's understanding of and attitudes toward different physical activity recommendations. Also at this time, a policy document specifying and describing the guidelines will be released, along with Web and print communication materials explaining the guidelines to the general public. Of particular concern is ensuring that the PAG will be accessible to people with low health literacy and limited time. This section will include several sessions on the potential impact of the new PA Guidelines for the nation.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Describe reactions to and emotions generated by the content of the Physical Activity Guidelines of general adult and older adult audiences (2) Detail lessons learned about communicating about physical activity to audiences with low health literacy
Jeffrey S. Hallam, PhD, CHES
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