address the public health problem of physical inactivity, the Department of
Health and Human Services is accepting comments on walking as an effective way
to be sufficiently active for health. The information collected will help frame
an anticipated Surgeon General's call to action on this issue.
will submit comments by the April 30 deadline. APTA members are encouraged to send
their recommendations to APTA to be included in the association's submission to
information on ways to increase walking and community walkability on the
following 2 topics:
to walking for youth, adults, seniors, people with developmental injury and
chronic disease-related disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and
strategies for overcoming those barriers and their reach and impact to increase
physical activity at the population level and among the above-mentioned
your comments by COB April 26 to Lisa Culver, PT, DPT, MBA,
senior specialist, APTA department of clinical practice.
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