CDC Launches New Physical Activity Initiative

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new initiative, “Active People, Healthy Nation,” with a goal of helping 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. The initiative uses five steps to coordinate actions to achieve its goal through supporting physical activity initiatives at the national, state, and local levels, mobilizing partners to increase physical activities, sharing messages that promote active lifestyles, training leaders for action, and developing technologies, tools, and data.

The new initiative launches as new data and maps were made available by the CDC, finding that all states and territories have more than 15 percent of adults who were physically inactive with a per-state estimate that ranged from 17.3 percent to 47.7 percent. California’s rate was determined to be 20.4 percent. Notably, the new data shows wide disparities in physical activity access by race and ethnicity.

Additional information from the CDC is available here.