4090.0 Combating The Public Health Challenge of Physical Inactivity: What's In Our Arsenal and What Is Not

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
This session will include information pertaining to the development of the first-ever US national physical activity guidelines and national physical activity plan. These government-sanctioned endeavors will further position physical activity as a primary weapon in the battle against chronic disease. In addition, the Community Guide to Preventive Services' recommendations for effective population-based interventions based on the available science-to-date will be presented. These three products will guide public health professionals and their many partners over the next several years in devising effective strategies to promote physical activity across multiple levels of the spectrum of interventon.
Session Objectives: 1. Understand processes used to construct the new US national physical activity guidelines 2. Identify components of the new US national physical activity plan 3. Increase ability to implement effective population-based physical activity promotion strategies

10:30 AM
Presentation -- Jacqueline N. Epping
Jacqueline N. Epping, MEd
10:50 AM
Presentation -- Penelope Royall
Penelope Slade-Sawyer, PT, MSW
11:10 AM
Presentation -- Antronette Yancey
Antronette Yancey, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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