The Prescription for Activity (PfA) Task Force is comprised of volunteer national stakeholders who gathered in 2016 and early 2017 to examine the following questions: • How can the healthcare industry mobilize people from communities across the U.S. to achieve recommended levels of physical activity—with a focus on those populations at greatest need? • What steps might healthcare take to pursue the priorities and execute the strategies recommended by leading authorities such as the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine, the National Physical Activity Plan Healthcare Sector and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force? • What steps would be required for clinical care and that which surrounds and supports it to become a force for a cultural shift leading to a healthier, more active U.S.? The PfA Task Force developed a systems-change map illustrating how to mobilize healthcare to help more Americans achieve physical-activity guidelines, leading to better health outcomes and reductions in health disparities
Visit www.prescriptionforactivity.org to learn more about this national effort.