Active People, Healthy Nation℠: Community Champions

Key points

  • Are you ready to improve policies and places that help people become more physically active in your community?
  • Learn how to get involved in Active People, Healthy Nation℠ as a community champion.
  • Help achieve the goal of getting 27 million Americans more physically active by 2027.


Champions are state, tribal, and local elected leaders who can influence changes to support the strategies that work in their community. Champions include, but are not limited to, town, city, or tribal council members, mayors, county commissioners, governors, lieutenant governors, state legislators, and other government leaders.

What can you do?

You can take the following actions to promote physical activity and active communities in your work as part of Active People, Healthy Nation:

  • SIGN UP to be part of Active People, Healthy Nation by entering your email here.
  • PRIORITIZE APPROACHES that support an active and healthy community.
  • LEARN specific ways you can promote physical activity as someone working in the government sector.
  • COLLABORATE with other sectors to design and create activity-friendly communities.
  • SHOW your support for creating activity-friendly communities by passing an Active People, Healthy Nation Proclamation. Download: Proclamations Template.

See who has passed a proclamation‎

Mayors and other Active People, Healthy Nation Champions in these communities have showed their support for creating activity-friendly places.

Don't forget to SPREAD the WORD about #ActivePeople.

  • SHARE your physical activity successes on social media using #ActivePeople. Check out some sample social media posts to help get you started.
  • ENCOURAGE other community champions to join Active People.
  • CONNECT with other supporters of Active People by using #ActivePeople on Facebook, X (Formerly Twitter), and Instagram.
  • FEATURE links to Active People on/in your website, newsletter, and materials.
  • INCORPORATE Active People materials into your physical activity campaigns.
  • USE the Active People template for presentations to your community.