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Community Physical Activity Leaders
We believe the key to getting more people moving starts with access, education and empowerment. At the heart of ACE IMPACT lies the Community Physical Activity Leader (CPAL) – our way of contributing toward equal access and opportunities for everyone to engage in a healthy, more active lifestyle.
- Accessible knowledge and training to promote healthy living
- Capacity building from within community organizations to mobilize efforts
- Content and education meant for everyone, everywhere
Help educate and empower communities and organizations to get more people moving. Join Us In Our Efforts.
A joint initiative aimed at training and certifying at least one physician/clinician in lifestyle medicine within each of the approximately 1,400 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the U.S.Learn More
Special Olympics Systems Change Subgrant Partnership
An initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) to be physically active.Learn More
For the past two years, ACE has collaborated with the CDC Foundation's campaign Live to the Beat. This campaign is focused on lowering the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Brown and Black Americans through small steps to move more and make healthier choices.
Learn more about this collaboration.
Championing Physical Activity
ACE collaborates with health advocacy partners and champions physical activity promotion alongside various partners.
ACE is an active partner and supporter of the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA), an organization that strives to make the active choice the easy choice. PAA works alongside other leading health advocacy organizations in the United States to lead efforts to create, support and advocate policy and system changes that enable all Americans to enjoy physically active lives and make physical activity assessment and referral the standard of care.
ACE is a proud supporter of Active People, Healthy Nation℠, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Initiative that seeks to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027 by promoting effective strategies that work.
Active People, Healthy Nation is an HHS service mark. Use of Active People, Healthy Nation℠ does not imply review, approval, or endorsement by HHS.
ACE is proud to participate in the Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (PAPREN), a thematic research network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) program of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) funds PAPREN to support collaborative research and evaluation to identify and implement local, state and national level policy approaches that influence opportunities for physical activity.
ACE is a founding member of the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals. The mission of CREP® is to secure recognition of registered exercise professionals for their distinct roles in medical, health, fitness and sports performance fields. CREP®'s vision is for consumers and other allied health professionals and policymakers to recognize registered exercise professionals for their leadership and expertise in the design and delivery of physical activity and exercise programs which improve the health, fitness and athletic performance of the public.
ACE provides expertise to aid in the implementation of WHO GAPPA, a new global action plan to help countries scale up policy actions to promote physical activity.
ACE serves as a member of the Special Olympics Fitness Advisory Committee to support the successful development and implementation of fitness in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and fitness through sport.
Featured Tools and Resources
Community Walking Toolkit
A free guide developed by ACE, designed for individuals and community organizations to create and implement community walking programs.Learn More
Shared Use Park Etiquette and Safety: A Guide for Public Policy, Health and Exercise Professionals and Participants
Information and tips to host classes or sessions at shared community locations such as public parks, community centers, school fields and more.Learn More
Physical Activity Calorie Counter
A quick and easy-to-use calculator to learn how many calories are burned during physical activity.Learn More
ACE Exercise Library
Browse through a variety of total-body exercises and movements that target specific areas of the body. Each with a detailed description and photos to help ensure proper form.Learn More
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