Equitable and Inclusive Access

Equitable and Inclusive Access

Equitable and Inclusive Access

Equitable and inclusive access is foundational to Active People, Healthy NationSM. All people, regardless of age, race, education, socio-economic status, disability status, sexual orientation, and geographic location should have access to safe and convenient opportunities to be physically active. Every Active People, Healthy NationSM strategy can be designed to support the goal of equitable and inclusive access to opportunities for physical activity.

Many people live in neighborhoods with poor sidewalk and street infrastructure or few safe spaces for physical activity. Where community opportunities for physical activities exist, they may not have been developed with all potential users in mind, such as older adults or persons with disabilities.

Creating a nation in which everyone has access to safe and convenient opportunities to be physically active will require teamwork between sectors, including public health, transportation, planning, business, healthcare, and parks and recreation.

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