The vision of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is for all Americans to be physically active and to 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 U.S. National Physical Activity Plan is comprised of recommendations that are organized in eight societal sectors:
(1) Business and Industry; (2) Education; (3) Health Care; (4) Mass Media; (5) Parks, Recreation, Fitness and Sports; (6) Public Health; (7) Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design; and (8) Volunteer and Non-Profit.
Each sector presents strategies aimed at promoting physical activity and outlines specific tactics that communities, organizations and agencies, and individuals can use to address the strategy.