Community Champions

Are you ready to improve policies and infrastructure in your community?

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Do you want to lead efforts that support a thriving, vibrant, and healthier community? Join us and your fellow state and local elected leaders in creating a more active America, together!

Download the Active People, Healthy Nation Champions handout. pdf icon[334KB]

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

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.
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Community Champions can JOIN today! Enter your email address.

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 Templateword 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.

email_03Ready to Join Active People, Healthy Nation?

Community Champions can JOIN today! Enter your email address.

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 Templateword icon [WORD-29KB]

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

You have the power to start or expand achievable, measurable, and sustainable efforts to increase physical activity in your community. Explore strategies you can use now on the What Works page. Here you will find proven strategies to implement and scale up community programs to increase physical activity.