Alabama Department of Public Health
The Alabama Department of Health's Physical Activity site contains
general information on physical activity, including benefits, recommendations,
and links. It also contains downloadable physical activity pyramids
for adults and kids.
California Department of Health Services
The California Center for Physical Activity website features a newsletter,
photo library, a walking program kit, fact sheets and physical activity
Connecticut Department of Health
The Obesity Prevention Program website has physical activity, nutrition,
and obesity links that are categorized into school, worksite, community,
healthcare, and individual.
Delaware Division of Public Health
The Delaware Division of Public Health's website feature information
and a link to their physical activity initiative "Get up and
Do Something" and the Lt Governor's Challenge which encourages
citizens to adopt an active lifestyle. The site also includes guidelines
for getting more physical activity and a link to the Delaware BRFSS
data, which includes PA statistics.
Florida Department of Health
The website for the Physical Activity Promotion Program provides
the basics of physical activity promotion as well as information
about physical activity programs for children and teens and other
Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowans Fit for Life is a joint statewide initiative between the
Iowa Department of Public Health and its partners that promotes
increased opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating
for Iowans of all ages. The site features detailed information about
the initiative, Iowa's Comprehensive Nutrition and Physical Activity
Plan, and links to resources.
Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
The Nutrition and Physical Activity/Obesity Prevention Program (NPA/O)
site contains the Maryland Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan
2006-2016 and information on how the plan addresses obesity prevention
in schools, worksites, healthcare settings and at home. Access to
the Maryland Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Coalition (http://www.healthyactivemaryland.org)
website is also provided. This site features an events calendar
and nutrition and physical activity resources.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Mass in Motion is a statewide initiative designed to promote increased
physical activity levels for people of all ages in Massachusetts.
The website provides information on physical activity across the
lifespan as well as information for health professionals on promoting
physical activity, including funding sources.
Michigan Department of Community Health
The website for the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition, and Physical
Activity section of Michigan's Department of Community Health contains
a list of programs they are involved in, which are categorized into
community, schools, health care settings, faith-based/special populations,
and worksite. The Michigan Surgeon General's website features the
Michigan Step Up program which features lots of physical activity,
nutrition and wellness information and tools for individuals, school,
communities, businesses and healthcare settings. Visit http://www.michigan.gov/surgeongeneral.
Minnesota Department of Health
The Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Unit's Physical Activity website
features physical activity programs, presentations, and grants that
are searchable by age group, setting or target audience. The site
also provides detailed resources and information pages for people
working with older adults.
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
The Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity Program website describes
the program's plans and accomplishments and provides nutrition and
physical activity information and links to resources.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
This page provides youth and adult nutrition and physical activity
statistics in Nebraska and tools for action. The site also has a
link to Nebraska Walk to School initiative.
New York Department of Health
Links to several physical activity programs for individuals, worksite
and people with disabilities can be found under the heading "Healthy
Lifestyles at Work and Home." Under "Obesity Prevention
and Physical Activity", website provides links Activ8Kids and
Steps to A Healthier NY websites.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
The goal of the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch is to build
healthy communities and healthy living, and their primary activities,
programs and services are listed on their website.
South Carolina Department of Health
This site provides information on the SC state-level Physical Activity
Program, including program activities and links to the SC Governor's
Council on Physical Fitness and the SC Coalition for Promoting Physical
Activity. Information on physical activity recommendations is also
Texas Department of Health
The Cardiovascular Health and Wellness department focuses on policy
and environmental change strategies to increase opportunities for
physical activity and good nutrition. Their website has resource
lists that provides materials for their various school, community,
worksite, food establishment, and health care setting programs.
Utah Department of Health
The Check Your Health section of the Utah Department of Health includes
a section on physical activity. Information is provided on physical
activity recommendations and programs, and many links are also provided.
Virginia Department of Health
This site provides general information on the benefits of physical
activity and tips for getting physically active. A link to the Surgeon
General's report is also provided.
Washington Department of Health
The Office of Community Wellness and Prevention has a number of
programs for promoting health and preventing chronic disease, including
a Nutrition and Physical Activity program. Specific efforts to increase
physical activity and healthy eating are listed. Information for
communities, worksites, schools and individuals is included on the