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Post date: Feb 09, 2015

The Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). PEP is a federal program that awards money to local education agencies and community-based organizations to help them initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after school programs, for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. PEP funds programs to help students meet physical education standards.

PEP is the ONLY dedicated spending on the entire U.S. Department of Education budget for physical education yet funding has been targeted for elimination in spending reduction legislation in Congress. In 2014, funding for the program was cut by more than one-third (~37%). Current budget proposals eliminate PEP funding and consolidate this program into the proposed Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students Program. We want to assure that if this happens, there is dedicated funding for physical education so it does not get lost in consolidation. We were glad to see that the President’s budget created a... Read More

Post date: Feb 09, 2015

On Thursday, January 29th, 2015 the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the US Senate held a hearing entitled “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs” addressing the recent lawsuits the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed against certain employers for their wellness programs violating aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These lawsuits were filed before EEOC issued guidance to employers to clarify how they should be reconciling their programs with the Affordable Care Act and the ADA. 

NCPPA is encouraging the EEOC to issue its guidance as soon as possible so that employers understand about how they should design their programs to be in line with the ADA, the Affordable Care Act and other applicable federal law.  Comprehensive worksite wellness programs have an important role in promoting employee health, improving the culture of health in the workplace and increasing job productivity. ... Read More

Post date: Feb 05, 2015

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)  has announced that sports icon and humanitarian, Billie Jean King, is the 300th leader to sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity. Ms. King, the Founder and CEO of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, was named one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by Life magazine and is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

"I am honored to sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, and wholeheartedly agree with the mission to Get America - and the world - moving!" said Ms. King. "If we are to improve the health of our world, it begins with physical activity and our business and community leaders are the ones to make that happen."

Billie Jean King has long been a pioneer... Read More

Post date: Oct 21, 2014

In this video, Dr. Jack Groppel, National Spokesperson for the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, speaks directly to our nation's leaders about the importance of signing the Pledge. 

Post date: Oct 16, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam:

I’m writing to ask you to join an alliance of America’s CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, and Deans in signing the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, and making a statement that we need to Get America Moving!  The CEO Pledge is sponsored by the non-profit, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.

You already know the crises we face in our country with obesity, diabetes and inactivity. The U.S. Surgeon General recently stated that the most significant healthcare crisis we face in America is inactivity. And, the single most important thing we can do is become physically active. America’s business leaders can be catalysts in leading this effort. No one else is better suited to impact their organizations, communities and our nation more significantly than our organizational leaders.

The Pledge is a simple statement for you to sign, saying you agree that physical activity matters, that you will create opportunities for your associates... Read More