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NIH Common Fund Launches Physical Activity Research Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has accepted the application for a Physical Activity Research Program within the NIH Common Fund. The program, Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans, is the largest targeted NIH investment of funds into the mechanisms of how physical activity improves health and prevents disease.
Since its inception in 2006, the Common Fund has been used to "support a series of short term, exceptionally high impact" programs, which up until now did not include physical activity. Read
EEOC Releases Statement on Worksite Wellness
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking describing how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans.
*Members of the public have until Friday, June 19 to submit comments.
Congress Extends MAP-21 Through July
The current transportation bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), was set to expire in May. Congress has extended it through the end of July. Read
Margo Pedroso Talks Safe Routes to School Policy and Programs Read
House Rejects Amendment to Limit Safe Routes to Transit Read
Staying Active in the 114th Congress
The Congressional Fitness Caucus is currently working on 7 physical activity related bills: FIT Kids, Healthy Choice Easy Choice for Life, Healthy Kids Outdoors, PHIT, Physical Activity Recommendations, PLAYS, and Treat and Reduce Obesity. Please contact NCPPA for more information.