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Paralympic Games Start September 7th!
The action in Rio is far from over! Stay tuned for the Paralympic Games starting September 7th. Check out the television schedule from networks of NBC: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/paralympic-schedule. Also, be on the lookout for a Rio Report from Captain NCHPAD featuring commentary from the Games and athletes to watch out for.
Mpower Sports launches the #WeAreAllSportsFans Social Media Campaign for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and Beyond. The goal of the #WeAreAllSportsFans campaign is to reach the international sports community and sports fans worldwide and have them engage with adaptive sports before, during and after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Fans should use the #WeAreAllSportsFans hashtag with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and post video, pictures and stories of the fan experience leading up to and during the Paralympic Games and adaptive sports competition whether in person or online. Fans should share reactions, commentary, emotions and stories around the question, “Why are you a fan of adaptive sports?” At the end of the Paralympic Games Mpower Sports will feature the top 3 medal winning social media posts with the most likes and shares.
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: "Increase Access to Parks & Trails"
Take a walk on local trails, parks, and outdoor spaces. Work with your local parks department to protect access to trails and develop infrastructure to build new trails and routes. Connect with your local parks and other outdoor areas to find opportunities to bring people together to be active and exlore their resources. #ParksandTrails
Pilot Project Aims to Make Trails More Accessible
National Walking Summit Headed to St. Paul in 2017!
The Summit is the premier event for professionals, advocates and organizers from the transit, health, and planning professions to come together to share best practices, discover innovations and form new partnerships. For 2017, the focus is on connections- building strong, healthy and vibrant communities by developing collaborations across sectors to make sure every community member has places to be physically active to the best of their abilities.
Save the date! The 2017 National Walking Summit will be held September 13-15 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
STEPtember is a month-long virtual health and wellness event that encourages teams of four to achieve an active lifestyle by exercising the equivalent of 10,000 steps per day, while raising awareness and funds to benefit people living with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. With free event registration in 2016, and the ability to convert 60 different activities to steps through the interactive STEPtember website, this is a completely accessible health and wellness event that everyone can participate in.
Each day from September 1 - 28 participants enter their steps, and watch as their team progress up a virtual mountain. The aim for each team is to reach the summit by the end of the four weeks with each team member walking 10,000 steps per day.
Healthy People 2020 Progress Review: Improving Health Outcomes through Inclusion and Participation
Hosted by: Healthy People 2020
Reading: The Role of Happiness in People Living with Chronic Pain
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 was August 7-13, 2016! In celebration, NCHPAD brought 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
Disability FEAST (Food Education, Access, Support, & Training)
A culmination of 3 years’ worth of research under the NEW DOOR (Nutrition Education, Weight-Management, Disability Obesity Options, & Resources) project, Disability FEAST is an online “cookbook plus” for people with disabilities. WID staff members stuffed the site with 50 easy and healthy recipes, plus dozens of tip sheets and links to external resources for shopping, cooking, and eating as a person with a disability.
NIDILRR: New Publication -- Organizing a Physical Activity Fair
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Living and Participation of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities (TU Collaborative) recently published Organizing a Physical Activity Fair: Handbook and Forms (PDF). The handbook is designed to assist agencies and organizations in planning a physical activity fair to engage people with serious mental illness in physical activity and connect them to resources in the community. The handbook includes sections on missions and objectives, staffing considerations, budgeting, legal issues, and promotional activities. It also includes a sample leisure interest survey to help participants brainstorm activities that might inspire them to get active.