US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy will be launching a Call to Action on Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities on September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Details about how to watch the Webcast will be available on the Surgeon General’s website on the morning of September 9. The Call to Action will highlight the significant health burden that exists in the U.S. today due to physical inactivity – contributing to more than 10% of the preventable mortality in America today. More specifically, it will make recommendations to a number of key sectors about critical actions they can take to improve community walkability and increase walking throughout the U.S..
For more information about the larger effort, you can visit the Surgeon General’s website at: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/priorities/active-living or you can visit the website of the coalition that is forming to collaborate on efforts to increase walking and walkability at: EveryBody Walk Collaborative! . In addition you can contact Ms. Kate Kraft, the National Coalition Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.