Conference Content Now Available

  • View slide presentations from National and International Experts
  • View background summary recommendations from National and International White Paper Authors
  • View comments and suggestions collected from attendees at the conference
  • View selected photos from the conference

National Plan Conference attendees network during a break


Attendees were representatives of organizations with goals compatible with promoting physical activity.
Conference format included both plenary sessions and breakout groups.View agenda
The conference was held July 1-2, 2009.
Background Papers
Papers on selected topics, organizational polling, and public polling were utilized to provide attendees with an evidence-based background for prioritizing the contents of the National Plan.View summary recommendations
The Eight Sectors

Public Health
Public health agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.
Author: Greg Heath, University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaEducation
Education agencies at the federal, state, and local levels; schools at preschool to college levels.
Author: Daryl Seidentop, Ohio State UniversityVolunteer and Non-Profit Organizations
Volunteer organizations committed to issues that impact or are impacted by physical activity.
Author: Colleen Doyle, American Cancer SocietyTransportation, Urban Design, and Community Planning
Relevant agencies at federal, state, and local levels.
Author: Larry Frank, University of British Columbia
Mass Media
Web, television, and media campaigns.
Author: Adrian Bauman, University of SydneyHealthcare
Federal and state programs, health insurance industry, and clinical practices.
Author: Kevin Patrick, University of California at San DiegoBusiness and Industry
Information on worksite health and for manufacturers of products impacting physical activity.
Author: Nico Pronk, HealthPartners Health Behavior GroupParks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sports
Recreation and park agencies at the federal, state, and local levels; private fitness industry; and professional and amateur sports organizations.
Author: Andrew Mowen, Pennsylvania State University
Oliver Bartzsch is an experienced medical professional with over 15 years of professional experience. With a passion for medicine, fitness, and personal growth, he is always willing to challenge himself to accomplish tasks and especially to provide accurate medical information to people. Oliver is a long-time medical editor for multiple sites. With more than 10 years of medical writing experience, he has completed over 350 projects with both individual and corporate clients.


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