The History of the Plan

  1. 2007

    Organizational partners were recruited and a coalition was established as a public-private partnership.

    An interim Coordinating Committee was formed to guide the development of the NPAP.

    The NPAP project was initiated with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  2. 2008

    The Coordinating Committee developed the NPAP vision, mission, and goals as well as plans for launch, implementation, and evaluation of the forthcoming NPAP.

    Sector working groups were formed, one to represent each of the right societal sectors.

  3. 2009

    The first NPAP conference was held in Washington D.C. to facilitate development of the NPAP.

    A special issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health published eight white papers outlining the rationale for the forthcoming recommendations in the NPAP.

  4. 2010

    On May 3, 2010, the first U.S. National Physical Activity Plan was released during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

  5. 2011

    A Memorandum of Understanding was established between the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  6. 2013

    The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance was established as a formal non-profit (501c3) organization.

  7. 2014

    “Implementing Physical Activity Strategies” was published by Human Kinetics.

    The 2014 US Report Card on Physical Activity and Children and Youth was released.

  8. 2015

    The NPAP Congress was held in Washington D.C. [Details]

    Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities was released in September. The NPAPA was vital in the dissemination of the Call to Action.

    A draft of the revised NPAP was circulated for public comment.

  9. 2016

    On April 20, 2016, a new NPAP was launched during an event at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.

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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