Community Champions

Are you ready to improve policies and places that help people become more physically active in your community?

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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.

Active People, Healthy Nation. Creating an Active America, Together.

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.
  • PRIORITIZE APPROACHES that support an active and healthy,  community. These approaches will support the goal of getting 27 million Americans more physically active.
  • 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.  Download: Proclamation Template word icon[WORD-29KB]
  • 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, Twitter, and Instagram.
    • FEATURE links to Active People on your website, newsletter, or materials.
    • INCORPORATE Active People materials into your physical activity campaigns.
    • USE the Active People template for presentations to your community.
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Active People, Healthy Nation Proclamation

Mayors and other Active People, Healthy Nation Champions can customize and adapt this template to show their support for creating activity-friendly communities.

Download: Proclamation Template word icon[WORD-29KB]

In January 2021, the Maricopa Association of Governmentsexternal icon passed the first Active People, Healthy Nation Proclamation, showing commitment to active transportation and increasing physical activity in their community.

Here are others who have passed proclamations:

Cities and Counties

States

  • South Dakota
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Active People, Healthy NationSM Proclamation

Mayors and other Active People, Healthy Nation Champions can customize and adapt this template to show their support for creating activity-friendly communities.

Download: Proclamation Template word icon[WORD-29KB]

In January 2021, the Maricopa Association of Governmentsexternal icon passed the first Active People, Healthy Nation Proclamation, showing commitment to active transportation and increasing physical activity in their community.

Here are others who have passed proclamations:

Cities and Counties

States

  • South Dakota

What does it mean to be an Active People, Healthy NationSM Community Champion?

Joining as a Community Champion means you will:

  • PRIORITIZE APPROACHES that create an active, healthy, and thriving community. These approaches will support the goal of getting 27 million Americans more physically active.
  • 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, Twitter, and Instagram.
    • FEATURE links to Active People on your website, newsletter, or materials.
    • INCORPORATE Active People materials into your physical activity campaigns.
    • USE the Active People template for presentations to your community.

Benefits of Joining

  • Receive early recognition from your peers and others for your work.
  • Get early access to resources and information to help make positive improvements in your community.
  • Receive an Active People, Healthy Nation design element for your outreach.
  • Connect to a network of Active People supporters to ask questions and share successes, tips, and lessons learned.
  • Learn what’s happening in a monthly Active People, Healthy Nation newsletter.
  • Have opportunities to highlight your community’s successes.

Active People, Healthy Nation. Creating an Active America, Together.

Strategies to Increase Physical Activity

Explore evidence-based strategies you can use to start or expand efforts to increase physical activity in your community.

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