The U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was developed by a collaborative group representing national organizations at the forefront of physical activity and public health, with representatives from government, non-government, private industry and nonprofit organizations. The NPAP has a vision: One day, all Americans will be physically active and they will live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.
The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The Plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.
The Plan aims to create a national culture that supports physically active lifestyles. Its ultimate purpose is to improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life.
Dale Murrie, Project Coordinator
U.S. National Physical Activity Plan
Department of Exercise Science
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208