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and fitness initiatives. We are a diverse blend of associations,
health organizations, and private corporations, advocating for policies
that encourage Americans of all ages to become more physically active.
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National Park Service Celebrates Its 97th Anniversary
posted 2013-08-23

The National Park Service, established on August 25, 1916, will celebrate its 97th anniversary this weekend.  The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the efforts of the National Park Service in helping Americans increase their level of physical activity through outdoor recreation, and we recognize the National Park Service’s crucial role in implementing programs such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which provides significant opportunities for kids and families to be more active.


In June, NCPPA joined with other stakeholders in signing a letter of support for the LWCF and urged the Administration to voice its public ...

NCPPA Praises Senate HELP Committee for Voting to Reauthorize ESEA
posted 2013-06-13

Action by Full Congress Needed to Bolster Physical Activity Opportunities for US Kids

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee for passing Chairman Tom Harkin’s Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013.  This legislation would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007. The bill passed through committee by a vote of 12 to 10 along party lines.


The Strengthening America’s Schools Act includes several key physical activity provisions which would ...

NCPPA Endorses Sen. Harkin’s Physical Activity Guidelines For Americans Act
posted 2013-03-12

Legislation Ensures Regular Updates to Physical Activity Guidelines

Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) commends the leadership of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) for introducing the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act of 2013.  The bipartisan bill is based on the physical activity guidelines provisions in Harkin’s comprehensive wellness bill, the Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act, introduced earlier this year.


The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act requires the Department of Health and ...