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UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
The Intersections Among Health Disparities, Disabilities, Health Equity, and Health Literacy
When: June 14, 2016 (8:30 AM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (120) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418
On June 14, 2016 The Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities will co-host a one-day workshop with the Roundtable on Health Literacy on the The Intersections Among Health Disparities, Disabilities, Health Equity, and Health Literacy. The workshop will be held at the NAS Building in Washington, DC.
National Walk@Lunch Day
We laced up shoes and aired up tires to join others in celebrating National Walk at Lunch Day! Events included Lakeshore Foundation's #WalkatLunch celebration where over 205 people walked 2,855 laps and a local event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama where we passed out information on our #HowIWalk campaign.
Join the movement to make walking an inclusive term at: http://nchpad.org/howiwalk.
100 Years of Walking
America Walks releases their latest series of articles, "100 Years of Walking," written by program coordinator, Kristen Henry. The report is the result of a series of interviews with a 100-year old walking champion, Donald Bean, and offers insights and resources on a variety of topics related to walking.
Check it out and share with your networks: bit.ly/1SStwWx
EveryBody Walks! Collaborative Monthly Theme: "Walk with Your Pet"
Grab your favorite 4-footed friend and keep both of you healthy. If you don’t have a dog, check with your local animal shelter about walking their dogs. Make sure your community is protecting both 2- and 4-footed citizens by identifying crosswalks that need to be repainted or restructured. Send us stories and photos of your walks with #WalkwithaPet.
Upcoming Conferences and Events:
- ACSM Annual Meeting & Exposition - May 31 – June 4, 2016 - Boston, Massachusetts - http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org/ *See NCHPAD at booth 2626*
- Project Play Summit - May 17, 2016 - Washington, DC- http://aspenprojectplay.org/events/2016-project-play-summit
- Partnership for a Healthier America- Building a Healthier Future Summit
Building a Healthier Future Summit
May 18 – 20, 2016
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
- Southwest Conference on Disability- October 5th - 7th, 2016 - The 2016 Southwest Conference on Disability seeks contributions that focus on reducing or eliminating disparities through systems change in one or more of five targeted areas recently identified in a groundbreaking article in the American Journal of Public Health:
Improving Access To Health Care And Human Services
Data to Drive Policy and Practice
Inclusion Of People With Disabilities in Mainstream Programs And Services
Emergency Preparedness for People With Disabilities
Click here for more information or to submit a proposal.
- No Barriers USA Summit- JUNE 23 – 26, 2016 | COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO- The No Barriers Summit is a 4-day event that will inspire you with speakers and showcase cutting-edge innovations. Choose from more than 50 adaptive activities that will help you and your family break through barriers and connect with our community. Registration Information.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a time to highlight the importance of an active lifestyle and to encourage all Americans to work more physical activity into their days in order to maintain their health and well-being. The Council also challenges you to find ways to be active during NPFSM and beyond! Read the Council’s blog in honor of NPFSM and to get ideas on how to move more and lead a healthier life.
2016 Community Leadership Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Please join us in congratulating our very own, Amy Rauworth, who is the recipient of a 2016 Community Leadership Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN)!
Voices for Healthy Kids: Moving Physical Activity through Policy
Hosted by: National Physical Activity Society
Meeting Description: Voices for Healthy Kids staff will present key message research findings and coalition approaches to move physical activity policy forward at the state and local level. Their polling has identified terms that do and don't resonate with the public, such as "built environment" and "exercise." Tune in to hear what they've learned through this important public opinion work.
Date: Mon, May 16, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Health Equity Research and Practice:
Using a Community-Centered View of Influences on Eating, Activity, and Body Weight
May 24, 2016 | 1 p.m. EDT
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
Join APHA, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health for an interactive discussion about how to engage diverse communities in obesity prevention.
ARCHIVED WEBINAR ON ACA AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AVAILABLE
If you missed it, the NDNRC presented on a webinar entitled “The Affordable Care Act and Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction and Overview Webinar.” To access the archived webinar recording or slides, check out the news item by clicking here. The slides and recording links are also available on the “Webinars/Presentations” page.
Girls today are less likely than boys to get their recommended amounts of physical activity. That’s why we have joined the #GirlsAre campaign to raise awareness around the lack of physical activity that women and girls are getting today as well as empower girls to celebrate their athleticism.
#GirlsAre is a nationwide campaign to empower girls and women to move and celebrate their athleticism. Help create a world where all girls can reach their full potential through physical activity! Join the campaign at www.girlsare.org.
May is Exercise is Medicine Month!
May is Exercise is Medicine Month and a time to bring awareness to and focus on the issue of physical inactivity. This EIM Month the focus is on the role of the health care provider and how they impact their patients' physical activity levels.
Download the EIM Month Toolkit: http://exerciseismedicine.org/assets/page_documents/2016%20EIM%20month%20toolkit.pdf
Check out our #doctalk series on physical activity and disability- Take a Pledge to Talk About Physical Activity!
Global Alliance Announces Plan for Congressional Commitments to Move American Health:
Goal to gain commitments from every member of Congress to promote physical activity among members, staff and constituents
The Global Alliance for Health & Performance announced an ambitious initiative to secure from every member of Congress a signed commitment to promote physical activity as a means for combatting what is considered a national health care crisis.
National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more people to giving biking a try.
As a national sponsor, the League provides resources to help plan an event in your area. Click here to download a step-by-step guide that will help you in creating a successful Bike Month event in your organization, workplace, city, or state.
National Bike to Work Week 2016 will be held on May 16-20. Bike to Work Day is May 20!