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UPDATES & UPCOMING EVENTS
APHA 2017 "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health" Call For Abstracts
Abstracts Due: February 23
Conference Date: November 4 - 8
The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association is seeking abstracts on topics relating to disability and public health to present at the 2017 APHA annual meeting.
Abstracts are limited to 250 words. Abstracts are reviewed anonymously and rated based on the following criteria:
1. the importance of the issue or problem addressed;
2. clarity of content;
3. soundness of the methodology and conceptual framework used;
4. substantive findings or recommendations;
5. relevance to a broad audience.
To read more about the specific topic areas of interests for 2017 APHA, further information on presentation submissions, and how to submit abstracts, click here.
IHRSA 2017 - 36th Annual International Convention & Trade Show
(March 8-11 in Los Angeles, California)
NCHPAD will be at IHRSA 2017 representing inclusive fitness. Come see us at booth #2561 in the exhibit hall for resources and swag!
Also, catch a session about UFIT USA on Friday, March 10th at 11:00 AM.
2017 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo
(March 14-18 in Boston, Massachusetts)
NCHPAD will be at SHAPE 2017 representing inclusive physical education and physical activity. Come see us at booth #620 in the exhibit hall for resources and swag!
Walking and Rolling in 2017
In honor of American Heart Month, the U.S. Surgeon General encourages you to commit to making walking a greater part of your life and reminds everyone that walking can be modified for individual needs and preferences, making it accessible and adaptable for Americans of all ages and stages. Check out the How I Walk campaign!
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
In February, we celebrate the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD)! For more than three decades, this special day has celebrated the achievements of those who have effected change and created opportunities for women and girls in sports. This year’s NGWSD theme, Expanding Opportunity: The Power of Play, recognizes the extraordinary progress and benefits of ensuring access to sports for girls and women.
February Theme: The Fun of Walking
It's important to remember that walking is FUN! Find new and exciting ways to walk with friends and family. Consider joining a mallwalking group or indoor walking club when weather starts to make walking outdoors uncomfortable.
Join America Walks in using #FunWalks to share stories and resources related to this topic.
Mark your Calenders for World Day for Physical Activity (April 6)!
World Physical Activity Day began in 2002, when the World Health Organization designated the promotion of physical activity as a theme for World Health Day, inspired by the Brazilian movement Agita São Paulo. Supporters are encouraged to organize local events, such as walking parades and other inclusive fitness opportunities.
What are you doing to celebrate World Physical Activity Day? April 6 is your opportunity to walk, bike or run to help create a healthier life for you and the global community. This year's World Physical Activity Day carries the theme Active People! Happy People!
Click here for ideas on how to celebrate World Physical Activity Day in your local community.
I FIT Tips Video Series
A video series designed to show how to adapt common gym exercises for individuals who use a wheelchair. Check out the five new videos that were filmed featuring athletes from the University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program.
New Report Identifies Root Causes of Health Inequity in the U.S., Outlines Solutions for Communities to Advance Health Equity
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an ad hoc, expert committee to consider solutions that could be identified, developed, and implemented at the local or community level to advance health equity. In the resulting report, Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, the committee identifies the major elements of effective or promising solutions and their key levers, policies, stakeholders, and other elements needed to be successful.