Alabama Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness
Alaska Promoting Physical Activity Coalition
Arizona Governor's Council on Health, Physical Fitness & Sport
Arkansas Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sport
Creating Opportunities for Everyday Physical Activity. California Active Communities creates opportunities for safe, everyday physical activity through environmental and policy change strategies.California Active Communities works through strategic alliances with physical activity experts, local governments, school districts, employers, non-profit organizations, and key community stakeholders.
For more information, visit http://caactivecommunities.org/
Colorado Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
Governor's Commission on Physical Activity: ďAction for Healthy Kids
Delaware Governor's Council on Lifestyle and Fitneess
Change requires commitment, effort, and patience. This rule especially applies when you are attempting to change your overall lifestyle to include healthy food choices and daily physical activity. The good news is this: The rewards are worth it!
This lifelong journey towards overall good health and fitness begins with a single step. And taking that first step is where Get Up and Do Something can help. We are committed to helping you get started down the path towards a healthier lifestyle . and to helping you persevere through the days, weeks, and months ahead.
Get up and Do Something is a program of the Delaware Coalition to Promote Physical Activity and Healthy Nutrition. In accordance with the goals set forth in the Healthy Delaware 2010 report, the program aims to increase regular physical activity and improve the nutritional health of Delawareans.
For more information, visit http://www.getupanddosomething.org
Physical Activity State Health Contact
Florida's goal is to be a national leader in health and physical fitness. Through a partnership of government, business, community organizations, and private citizens, we can encourage each other to choose lifelong exercises and eating habits that combat obesity and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness was established by Governor Charlie Crist through Executive Order 07-52 on March 26, 2007. The Council was directed to develop a state plan of action to increase Floridians' level of physical fitness through regular exercise and sound nutrition practices.
For more information, visit http://www.healthyfloridians.com/index.html
Georgia Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative
Hawaii Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
Iowa Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Nutrition: Promote a healthier lifestyle through regular activity, proper nutrition and the development of healthy communities for all Iowans.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Illinois Governor's Council on Health and Physical Fitness; The Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, was founded in 1931 by a group of professionals dedicated to improving the effectiveness of health, physical education, recreation, dance and the promotion of human welfare.Cheryl Lee
Indiana Governor's Council for Physical Fitness & Sport
Kansas Governor's Council on Fitness
Mission : To encourage increased physical activity, healthy diets and tobacco use prevention by sharing information with Kansans and partnering with businesses, schools and individuals to promote healthy lifestyles. Governor Mark Parkinson has charged the Governor's Council on Fitness with promoting a statewide response to prevent chronic disease and injury among Kansans. Established in 2006 to address physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, the Council promotes regular, lifelong physical activity and healthy eating practices which have been shown to contribute to healthy weight, prevent and/or improve most chronic diseases, and increase longevity.Jennifer Church
Kentucky Physical Activity State Health Contact
We Can! KY spreads the message of how to nurture a healthy weight family through this web site and We Can! parentsí series. A We Can! series consists of 4 fun and informal sessions where parents meet in small groups with a leader. Parents who attend We Can! series say that they are realistic and fun and help them make positive changes in their family health habits. To find a We Can! KY series in your area, click on We Can! in Your Town or contact Anita Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a series.
Louisiana Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The purpose of the Governor Games is to provide Louisianans with wholesome avenues for positive personal development through sports and physical activity. The Governorís Games recognize athletesí dedication and achievement and strives to offer all citizens the opportunity to participate. More than 15,000 people from all of 64 parishes participate yearly in the Governorís Games events. As the founder of Lighten Up Louisiana, the Governor Games continues to lead the way in encouraging Louisianans to become healthier through physical activity and diet.
Maine Governor's Council on Physical Activity
Maine in Motion : To promote wellness for Maine people through physical activity and other health policies and practices. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Governor of means to foster a healthy citizenry, as well as offer viable solutions to the health challenges that face the State by promoting the benefits of physical activity. The Council proposes strategies to increase the level of citizen involvement in recreational and sporting activities, identifies and provides guidance on health-related issues that may be addressed through legislative and administrative action, and serves as a liaison to national organizations and interest groups.
For more information, visit www.maineinmotion.org
Maryland State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness
Maryland currently has an active Advisory Council on Physical Fitness. Their website is http://fha.maryland.gov/cdp/cpf.cfm. The statewide coalition is called Maryland Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle Coalition.
The Maryland Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan is a ten-year action plan to reduce the burden of obesity and chronic disease. The goals of the Plan are to encourage and enable the citizens of Maryland to adopt and maintain healthy eating habits and lead physically active lifestyles to prolong the length and quality of life.
For more information, visit www.healthyactivemaryland.org
Massachusetts Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness & Sports
Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Weight. Vision; All Massachusetts residents will have equal access and opportunities to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Mission; The Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Weight strives to reduce chronic disease through community action and public policies that promote healthy eating, active living, and healthy weight among all Massachusetts residents.Maya Mohan
For more information, visit http://www.mphw.org/about_partnership/index.htm
MI Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health
The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was established in 1992 to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents. The Michigan Fitness Foundation was created in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity foundation to expedite Governor's Council policies and programs and provide a broader funding base to pursue its mission of Getting Michigan Moving. The foundation is licensed by the Michigan Attorney General to solicit and receive charitable gifts and grants (MICS 11523).Marilyn Lieber
Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP is a fundamental component of a Vision for a Better State of Health, the health care reform initiative in Minnesota.) SHIP aims to increase healthy behaviors and prevent the leading causes of illness and death : tobacco and obesity. Physical Activity promotion strategies that are evidence-based at the policy, system and environmental levels are critical to containing ever-increasing health care costs. SHIP supports the implementation of policies and practices that create and support physically active communities, schools and worksites throughout Minnesota. Physical Activity strategies identified for SHIP are consistent with those outlined in the National Physical Activity Plan.Amber Dallman
Mississippi Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports; Website: http://msgcfitness.org/ . The Governorís Commission on Physical Fitness & Sports exists to serve as a catalyst to promote functional, creative opportunities for lifestyle improvement. We will accomplish this purpose by empowering focused individuals and organizations to communicate, educate and encourage these ideals throughout Mississippi.Victor Sutton
Missouri Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Health
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The Council strives to promote a healthy Missouri where people are exercising regularly, eating nutritiously and making other healthy lifestyle choices. In order to uphold these ideals, the Council oversees such things as Shape Up Missouri/Moving Across America State by State, Show-Me Body Walk, and Show-Me State Games; Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health To promote physical fitness and health throughout the state by implementing programs, fostering communication and cooperation, and developing statewide support that will help the citizens of Missouri develop and maintain healthier lifestyles.
For more information, please visit www.mo.fitness.org
Montana Nutrition & Physical Activity Program
The purpose of this statewide project is to prevent and control obesity in Montana through healthful eating and physical activity. To accomplish this goal, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services partners with Montana State University to continue and expand the Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (NAPA). Working with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, NAPA will implement, evaluate and update the 2006-2010 Montana Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases.Cathy Costakis
For more information, please visit http://www.montana.edu/mtnapa/
Be Active North Carolina
Be Active North Carolina, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing physical activity levels and promoting healthy lifestyles among all North Carolinians.
To empower North Carolinians to live healthy, physically active lifestyles.
All North Carolinians will have the knowledge, skills and opportunities to lead physically active lives.
North Dakota Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
The Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity promotes healthy eating and physical activity in order to prevent and reduce overweight, obesity, and related chronic diseases in North Dakota. We accomplish our goals through monitoring the nutrition and health status of North Dakotans; providing education and training; developing policy; advocating for nutrition and physical activity issues; promoting partnerships to plan, implement and evaluate community-based interventions; providing technical assistance; and supporting Healthy North Dakota nutrition and physical activity components.
For more information, visit www.healthynd.org
Nebraska Governor's Council on Health Promotion and Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The mission of NAHPERD is to promote healthy lifestyles through leadership, professional development and advocacy in the areas of health, physical education, recreation and dance.
For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/nahperd/
Southern Nevada Health District
Within the limits of available money, the Health Division shall establish the State Program for Fitness and Wellness to increase public knowledge and raise public awareness related to physical fitness and wellness and to educate the residents of Nevada on physical fitness and wellness programs, activities, and resources including, without limitation. Programs for physical fitness, Nutrition, and The prevention of obesity, chronic diseases and other diseases.
For more information, visit http://health.nv.gov/BCFCW_FitnessWellness.htm
New Hampshire Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health
New Hampshire Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health
To promote a healthy life style for all NH residents,through an emphasis on physical activity and fitness, by working in cooperation with all sectors of society.
The State and its'communities embrace and support a culture that promotes physical activity and physical and health education.All NH residents value and regularly engage in a healthy level of physical activity and fitness.
WHO WE ARE
The Governor's Council on Physical Activity and Health is comprised of representatives from state agencies, health care, the business community, older adult organizations and numerous organizations with an interest in promoting physical activity.
New Jersey Physical Fitness & Sports Council
Shaping NJ is the state partnership for the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity program focusing on environmental and policy change around obesity and chronic disease prevention.Karin Millie
New Mexico Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
This council, made up of 35 volunteers from across the state, will work with businesses, educational institutions, associations, and foundations to improve the availability of fitness and health activities for all New Mexicans.Erin Hartlein
Be Active New York States
Be Active New York State is a State wide Health Promotion initiative of the non profit Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo And WNY.(see www.CreatingHealthyCommunities.org ) The mission of Be Active NYS(BANYS) is to increase regular physical activity in New York State's population.(as documented by the CDC/NYSDOH behavioral risk surveys). To accomplisg the misson and achieve the Vision of a physically active NYS population sharing in the social , health , economic and environmental benefits of active living , BANYS is guided by the strategic health promotion action principles of the WHO OTTAWA CHARTER for Health Promotion. (see the BANYS homepage for a copy of the WHO Ottawa Charter - the 5 Action priciciples include: Healthy Public policy; Supportive environments ; Building community capacity; Empowering citizens with knowledge and resources; and re-orienting the health (sickness care) system toward prevention and health promotion. . Partners , sponsors and volunteers from all sectors (pulic, private, non profit and every day citizens) are welcome.
For info on national health promotion policy and health system reform please visit www.healthpromotionAdvocates.org . NY state residents Diane H Hart Aand Shawna Dosser are members of the NAHF Board of Directors.
Healthy Ohioans, Gov Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports
Ohioans are achieving and maintaining optimal health through personal wellness management and a health care delivery system that focuses on the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. At each stage of life, every Ohioan has access to timely, patient-centered and efficient physical and behavioral health care choices. All Ohioans have access to primary and preventive services as well as education and opportunities for healthy lifestyles, and the incidence of preventable diseases are at the lowest levels in the nation across all population groups. Services and care are coordinated through widespread use of health information technology, thereby improving health outcomes and delivering effective, efficient and culturally competent health care.Linda Scovern
Oklahoma Govenor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
Oregon Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
The Governorís Council on Physical Fitness and Sports consists of two entities: a council that serves at the pleasure of the Governor and secondly, a 501(c)(3) organization called the Oregon Governorís Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Foundation. Their mission is to: actively promote the preventative and lifelong benefits associated with physical fitness and proper nutrition for Oregonians.
To be aware of the physical condition of Oregonians. To encourage, recognize and promote sports for Oregonians and for Oregon.
Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness
Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity (PANA) is a 500-member statewide coalition of healthcare, education, recreation, and urban planning organizations supporting healthy eating and increased physical activity. At its inception in 2003, PANA needed a position, a brand, and an initial marketing strategy.
Rhode Island Department of Health
Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island- Vision; Our vision is to see a wellness program in every workplace in Rhode Island. Mission; The Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island is dedicated to improving the health of working Rhode Islanders. To that end, we work to identify and advance evidence-based worksite wellness programs and measure their local impacts.
For more information, visit http://wwcri.org/
SC Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sport
South Dakota Department of Health
Tennessee Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health
The Tennessee Governorís Council on Physical Fitness and Health was created to address the health and fitness needs of all Tennesseans through the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The council recognizes that to be successful in affecting a change in the lifestyle habits of Tennesseans, a cooperative effort will be required of government agencies, businesses, communities, and individuals that share the goal of enhancing the quality of life in Tennessee through the promotion of healthy lifestyles.Tunu Kinebre
Texas Governor's Council
Get Moving Houston: Mayor's Welless Council; The mission of the Mayorís Wellness Council is to leverage the auspices of the Mayorís Office in collaboration with public, private, and non-profit sectors in the Greater Houston area to encourage and motivate Houstonians of all ages and abilities to make wise choices regarding healthy eating and regular physical activity through education and participation in fun activities.Paul Carrozza, Chair
Utah Department of Health, Physical Activity, Nutrition & Obesity (PANO) Project
Physical Activity Contact :Brett McIff
Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
The Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: To promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.Janet Franz, Chair
Virginia Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
VAHPERD is a professional association of educators that advocate quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance, and sport. The association seeks to facilitate the professional growth and development of its members through meaningful membership services, current research, best educational practices and legislation that will impact the profession. It is the vision of the Association to have a positive impact on society as a whole.Jessica C. Rodriguez
Washington Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WAHPERD) 's mission is to provide members with professional development opportunities and be advocates for our profession.Website: http://wahperd.org/James Kissee
West Virginia Coalition for Physical Activity
The West Virginia Office of Healthy Lifestyles (OHL) is dedicated to improving the health of West Virginians by promoting the importance of physical activity and good nutrition. OHL strives to increase the percentage of West Virginians who are regularly physically active , as well as those who consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day as part of their balanced eating habits. OHL intends to increase access to healthy food opportunities and promote breastfeeding. http://www.wvohl.com/Kristy Blower
Wisconsin Governor's Council on Physical Fitness
Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition (WI PAN). The Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Workgroup was formed in 1999 to discuss strategies that could be implemented to address the alarming increase in childhood overweight. In September 2005 the group changed their name to the Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition to better reflect their mission. The membership has reached over 100 persons representing a diverse group of organizations and communities.
In December 2003, the membership selected an organization structure that includes six subcommittees: environmental, school-based, healthcare, families and communities, business and industry and surveillance. The partnership and its subcommittees are the main planning vehicle for the development of the Nutrition and Physical Activity state plan. As the partnership has evolved, its mission has changed as well. The draft mission is to provide state leadership for nutrition and physical activity across the lifecycle.
For more information, please visit http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/physicalactivity/PartnersResources/WIPAN.htmDan Herzig
Wyoming Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sport
Physical Activity Contact :Star Morrison