American College of Sports Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates
scientific research, education, and practical applications of
sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance
physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.
American Physiological Society
The American Physiological Society is devoted to fostering scientific
research, education, and the dissemination of scientific information.
By providing a spectrum of physiological information, the Society
strives to play a role in the progress of science, and the advancement
of knowledge. Providing current, usable information to the physiological
community is the Society's primary focus.
Public Health Association
APHA is an Association of individuals and organizations working
to improve the public's health and to achieve equity in health
status for all. We promote the scientific and professional foundation
of public health practice and policy, advocate the conditions
for a healthy global society, emphasize prevention and enhance
the ability of members to promote and protect environmental
and community health.
A non-profit Washington, DC-based organization whose mission
is to encourage individuals, families, organizations and communities
to participate in, promote and support physical activity to
reduce the human and economic burden of diseases related to
inactive lifestyles. Be Active America is an initiative of The
Sugar Association, Inc.
for Activity Research and Education (C.A.R.E.)
Founded in 2001, the Center for Activity Research and Education
(CARE) is focused on engaging in health-related scientific research,
education and charitable
assistance to the general public for improving both quantity
and quality of life. The acronym CARE represents the four main
areas of organizational focus including Community health services,
the Ambassadors for fitness program, Research and Education.
National Center for Health Statistics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published
a State Health Profile for each State and the District of Columbia
every year since 1987. This publication series is designed to
consolidate the most current data on the health of the U.S.
population. Specific "health status indicators" are
used to describe the Nation's health on a State-by-State basis.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit
education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving
the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply and on
reducing the carnage caused by alcoholic beverages. CSPI seeks
to promote health through educating the public about nutrition
and alcohol; it represents citizens' interests before legislative,
regulatory, and judicial bodies; and it works to ensure advances
in science are used for the public good.
The Cooper Institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding
of the relationship between living habits and health and to
providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance
the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.
Health Activity Center
The Health Activity Center at the University of Missouri is
dedicated to becoming a premier research center that is devoted
to preventing and reversing chronic disorders caused by sedentary
living. The Center will use its large federally-based medical
research to determine the biological basis of how physical inactivity
makes the body susceptible to chronic disease and disorders
such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension,
physical frailty, cancer, and arthritis.
Public Health Association
The mission of the Maryland Public Health Association is to
protect and promote personal, community, and environmental health;
prevent disease, injury, disability, and premature death; and
advance the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all
National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF)
The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) is a
non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of
life for individuals in the United States through the promotion
of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles and by the
fostering and supporting of Governor's and State Councils on
physical fitness and sports in every state and U.S. territory.
(Excellent links to State fitness and health councils)
Center on Physical Activity and Disability
At the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
our goal is to encourage and support people with disabilities
who wish to increase their overall level of activity and participate
in some form of regular physical activity We offer a variety
of resources to help people with disabilities become more active.
We also offer resources for fitness and exercise professionals,
health professionals, and researchers who share our interest
in promoting increased physical activity for people with disabilities.
Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's mission
is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts
into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all
Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.
York State Physical Activity Coalition
The mission of NYSPAC is to unite the strengths of public, private,
nonprofit, and citizen efforts; to enhance the means and opportunities
for physical activity, and to inspire citizens of New York State
to be physically active in their daily lives.
The mission of P.E.4Life is to be the collective voice for promoting
and expanding quality, daily physical education programs to
develop active, healthy lifestyles for America's youth. Physical
education is the beginning of the lifelong learning process
in which schools teach children how to live to as active, healthy
adults with both Active Bodies and Active Minds.
Research!America is the nation's leading non-profit, non-partisan
voice for making medical and health research a higher national
priority. Its membership represents more than 450 academic institutions,
independent research laboratories, teaching hospitals, private
industries, professional societies, voluntary health agencies
and philanthropies. Research!America's mission is to make medical
and health research a much higher national priority.
Shape Up America! is a high profile national initiative to promote
healthy weight and increased physical activity in America using
a broad-based coalition of industry, medical/health, nutrition,
physical fitness, and related organizations and experts.
TV-Turnoff Network is a nonprofit organization that encourages
children and adults to watch much less television in order to
promote healthier lives and communities.
XRtainment Zone is a new fitness, wellness center and gym using
exergames, exergaming and exertainment that turns video and computer
games into fun and entertaining exercise. Kids, families, parents,
seniors and kids of all ages can now exercise and have fun. "Where
working out is all play" is our fun and healthy motto.