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UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 26th Anniversary
July 26, 2016 marks the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. To learn more about the ADA, including how it benefits individuals with disability, tools you can use to help promote it, and how it's being celebrated nationwide, visit http://www.nchpad.org/ada25.
Introducing Street Lights, the first-ever Complete Streets conference
This day-long conference will be a chance for transportation planners and engineers, community, equity, and health advocates, local officials, and Complete Streets practitioners to share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and celebrate the success of the Complete Streets movement nationwide together.
November 15, 2016 in Sacramento, CA - Register Here.
Go From Zero to Sixty. Everyday.
The President’s Council and the National Foundation announced #0to60, a national public awareness campaign to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to living healthy.
Over the next year, #0to60 will showcase how healthy living can be a fun & attainable reality for all Americans. For more information visit 0to60fitness.org.
EveryBody Walks! Collaborative Monthly Theme: "Power of Nature"
Walking outdoors is a great way to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Connecting with nature adds to the benefits of getting your daily movement. Consider turning your daily walk into a daily outoor adventure. Find time to spend by yourself or with friends and family in a local park to make the most of these benefits.
Join lead organizations Salud Today and NRPA as they spend some time outside exploring the "Power of Nature." Be sure to keep your eyes open for posted content and join the conversation using the hashtag #NatureWalks.
July is Park and Recreation Month
This July, show your community how they can discover their super powers at their local parks and rec. They can get fit, learn new abilities and make super new friends. Captain Community, the Green Guardian and the Fit Twins—the Park and Rec Brigade—will show everyone how park and recreation agencies improve lives through health and wellness, conservation and social equity.
Get the Toolkit and more at: http://www.nrpa.org/july/
Friends and Allies of the Walking Movement
Hosted by: America Walks
Fundraising the Active & Healthy Way!
August 3rd at 5pm Pacific Time
Click Here to register
Looking for a healthy way to fundraise? Interested in raising funds to purchase Sportime equipment or SPARK curriculum? Join this webinar with Safe Routes to School National Partnership to learn about Active School Fundraising-a healthier, more active way to fundraise for your school, club or after-school program through walks, runs and other fun physical activity challenges.
Watching: The Gist, a news and media video source of NCHPAD!
Planning: For the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016
National Farmers Market Week
National Farmers Market Week is coming up August 7-13, 2016! In celebration, NCHPAD is bringing you new resources on inclusive farmers markets. Also, check out the Farmers Market Coalition’s summer campaign: There’s More to Market! Farmers markets are more than just an outlet for fresh produce and friendly farmers.
Creating Markets for All Shoppers: http://www.nchpad.org/1232/5885/Inclusive~Farmers~Markets
Summer 2016 Issue of Elevate Health
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) is excited to bring you the Summer 2016 issue of Elevate Health. (PDF: 3.57 MB).
In this issue... Physical Activity for Social Engagement in Older Americans
Opening commentary is provided by Rob Shepardson, a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Rob is a partner with SS+K, a firm he co-founded in 1993. He has worked for over 25 years in public affairs, advertising, and marketing. At SS+K, his portfolio has included work for the Obama for America campaigns in 2008 and 2012 as well as for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! and Joining Forces initiatives.
Announcement of PhD Student Research Assistantships and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Positions- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1) National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded intervention study that focuses on motor skill competence, physical activity, and self-perceptions in preschool populations (1 PhD Student and 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow).
2) US Office of Special Education Programs within the US Department of Education (DOE) with an interest in motor development/behavior and adapted physical activity in at-risk pediatric populations (1 PhD Student or 1 Post-Doctoral Fellow).