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How State Public Health Can Sustain and Support the Physical Activity Guidelines
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When: 1/30/2013
2:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Contact: Hannah Jones

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How State Public Health Can Sustain and Support the Physical Activity Guidelines 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 
 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the inaugural Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PAG). The PAG were designed to provide information and guidance for policymakers and health professionals on the types and amounts of physical activity that produce long-term health benefits. 

State health agencies have the ability to be key players in the promotion of physical activity in their states. They have the partnerships and relationships necessary to spread the recommendations of the PAG to an extended audience of policymakers, physical educators, health providers, and the public in order to educate them on the amounts, types, and intensity of physical activity needed for a healthy lifestyle across the lifespan and for various populations. 

This webinar will provide an overview of the PAG and highlight examples of how West Virginia has used the guidelines to develop a statewide physical activity plan and how Colorado's state health agency has engaged and leveraged stakeholders to promote physical activity.

Featured speakers 
Katrina Butner, PhD, RD, ACSM CES
Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisor, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 
Eloise Elliott, PhD 
Chair, West Virginia Physical Activity Plan Coordinating Committee 
Chris Lindley, MPH 
Director, Prevention Services Division, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment 
Susan Motika, JD 
Senior Legal Analyst and Policy Manager, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment 
Andrea Wagner, MA 
Obesity Initiative Worklead, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment 


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