America Bikes is a non-profit, collaborative effort of leaders in
the bicycle community to advocate for positive outcomes for bicycling
in the next federal transportation funding bill. The America Bikes
agenda can be found on their website, as well as information about
America on the Move™
America on the Move™ is a national campaign that gives people
of all ages a fun and simple way to become more active and eat more
healthfully. The first part of the campaign is a step program that
incorporates healthy eating. The website provides additional information
about the program and an online registration form.
American Academy of Health Behavior
The mission of The American Academy of Health Behavior is to advance
the practice of health education and health promotion through health
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation
and Dance (AAHPERD)
AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting
and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness,
dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related
to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
American College of Health Association
The American College of Health Association is the principle advocate
and leadership organization for college and university health. The
association will provide advocacy, education, communications, products,
and services, as well as promote research and culturally competent
practices to enhance its members' ability to advance the health
of all students and the campus community.
American College of Preventive Medicine
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national
professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention
and health promotion. ACPM's 2,000 members are engaged in preventive
medicine practice, teaching and research. Many serve on ACPM committees
and task forces and represent preventive medicine in national forums,
contributing to the organization's role as a major national resource
of expertise in disease prevention and health promotion. ACPM was
established in 1954.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates
scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports
medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance,
fitness, health, and quality of life [ACSM Mission Statement]. ACSM's
website includes information on meetings and continuing education,
research grants and scholarships, and a certification and career
American Council on Exercise
A.C.E. "pledges to enable all segments of society to enjoy the benefits
of physical activity and protect the public against unsafe and ineffective
fitness products and instruction." The A.C.E. website has information
on A.C.E. certification as well as the "Energy 2 Burn" school fitness
program. Also included are "Fit Facts" on dozens of topics, which
can be downloaded and reproduced.
American Fitness Alliance (AFA)
The AFA's mission is "to improve young people's fitness and health
by promoting physical activity and other healthy behaviors." The
AFA website contains educational, assessment, and training resources
aimed at enhancing youth fitness programs.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association web site provides education and information
on fighting heart disease and stroke.
American Hiking Society
The American Hiking Society advocates to protect foot trails and
the hiking experience.Their website contains sections on trail conservation
and policy, events and volunteer opportunities, alliance of hiking
organizations, news and resources, and several others.
American Obesity Association (AOA)
AOA focuses on advocacy and education of obesity, and their programmatic
areas of activity include education, research, prevention, treatment,
consumer protection, and stigma.
American Public Health Association
APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public
health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in
the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote
health. The APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public
health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000
members from over 50 occupations of public health.
Provides support through programs and sound information on fitness,
training, nutrition, and injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
American Society on Aging
The ASA is the largest professional organization in the field of
aging and provides educational programs, publications and information
and training resources to its members.
Association of Public Health Laboratories
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is dedicated
to a healthier world through quality laboratory practice. The mission
of APHL is to promote the role of public health laboratories in
support of national and global objectives, and to promote policies
and programs which assure continuous improvement in the quality
of laboratory practices. APHL works collaboratively with its members
and others to reach common goals in pursuit of this mission.
The League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists works through advocacy and education
to promote a bicycle-friendly America. Their website contains a
bicycle advocacy and education center, a media center, information
about league events and joining the league, and links.
National Association for Health & Fitness
The National Association for Health and Fitness is the network of
state Governor's Councils on Physical Fitness and other state physical
activity councils. The association's website includes a pressroom,
online catalog and ordering, pages for every state council, and
information on National Employee Health and Fitness (NEHF). The
site includes an interactive, online version of the "Let's Get Physical"
(LGP) 8-week incentive campaign to promote physical activity.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
This organization "seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice
in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination
of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the
public." A primary focus of NASPE is to educate the American public
about the importance of physical education for all children and
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
promotes and encourages physical activity for people with disabilities.
In addition, NCPAD offers resources for fitness and exercise professionals
who have an interest in promoting increased physical activity for
people with disabilities. The website includes information about
the organization as well as fact sheets, monographs, topical biographies,
and a searchable national database.
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
The mission of the Coalition is to unite the strengths of public,
private and industry efforts into a collaborative partnership to
inspire and empower all Americans to lead physically active lifestyles
to enhance their health and quality of life. The Coalition's website
includes links to state coalition chairs and membership information.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
The National Osteoporosis Foundation offers sound medical information
on the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
The web site contains information on all these topics as well as
patient and physician information.
National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association has a mission "to advance
parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance
the quality of life for all people." Their website contains information
about the Association and its programs and about awards, public
policy, membership and resources.
Office of Women's Health
The Office of Women's Health's slogan is 'Empowering women to lead healthier lives!" Their mission is to provide current, reliable, commercial
and cost-free, health information to women and their families.
Partnership for a Walkable America
The Partnership for a Walkable America is an alliance of public
and private organizations, and individuals who are committed to
promoting the changes needed to make America more walkable. The
website includes information on "Walk Our Children to School Day,"
as well as the "Walkable America Checklist." The checklist is an
interactive quiz that allows you to rate the walkability of your
community. It also includes recommendations on how to improve your
Partnership for Prevention
Partnership for Prevention is dedicated to "preventing disease and
promoting health" by uniting the health interests of governments
agencies and private organizations. Their main services include
policy research, educational briefings, and forums for governments
and private organizations to create agendas.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is charged
with promoting the benefits of sports, fitness, and physical activity
and motivating all Americans to become and stay active and fit.
Their website includes information on the President's Challenge
Youth Physical Fitness Awards Program, the Physical Activity and
Fitness Research Digest, and physical activity-related materials.
Project Fit America (PFA)
PFA is a national, non-profit charity dedicated to getting kids
fit by donating fully funded cardiovascular health and lifetime
fitness education programs to schools, grades K-12. The program
summary, as well as other information about the organization's efforts
can be found on the PFA website.
Road Runners Club of America
The Road Runners Club is the national association of not-for-profit
running clubs dedicated to promoting long distance running as a
competitive sport and as healthful exercise.
Shape Up America!
Shape Up America! is a national health campaign initiated by former
Surgeon General Everett Koop. The web site contains information
about safe weight management and physical fitness.
Texas Bicycle Coalition (TBC)
TBC is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing bicycle
access, safety, and education in Texas. The website contains information
on legislative campaigns, TX rides, events, and news, TX bicycle
laws, resources, and links.
The Trust For Public Land
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization
that works to conserve land to improve the health and quality of
life of American communities. On the Trust's website, program information
can be viewed by different regions in the country, as well as by
topics area, such as City Parks, Land and Water, and Federal, Local,
and National Programs.
Wellness Councils of America
The Wellness Councils of America is a worksite health promotion
organization that designs and delivers comprehensive wellness initiatives.
The website gives information about their products, their consulting
services, and information about joining the organization.
Women's Sports Foundation
Women's Sports Foundation is a non -profit organization dedicated
to ensuring equal access to participation and leadership opportunities
for all girls and women in sports and fitness.