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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Communities Program
CDC's Healthy Communities Program works with communities through state and national partnerships to improve community leaders' skills and commitments of establishing, advancing, and maintaining effective population-based strategies that reduce the burden of chronic disease and achieve health equity.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States- Implementation and Measurement Guide

Active Living By Design
Creates community-led change by working with local and national partners to build a culture of active living and healthy eating. Established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ALBD is part of the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

National Physical Activity Plan
Provides a roadmap for national, state, and local communities to help get Americans moving.

National Physical Activity Plan Implementation Guide: Make the Move!
The accompanying implementation guide for the National Physical Activity Plan that provides a roadmap for national, state, and local communities and partners to implement policy and environmental strategies to get Americans moving.

National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health (NSPAPPH)
NSPAPPH intends to elevate physical activity in public health practice at national, state, and local levels through professional development and resources to implement active living strategies.

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