The National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was unveiled in May of 2010 and 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 divided into eight sectors (business/industry, education, healthcare, mass media, parks/recreation/fitness, public health, transportation/land use, and volunteer/non-profit). Each sector presents strategies aimed at promoting physical activity. Each strategy also outlines specific tactics that communities, organizations and agencies, and individuals can use to address the strategy. Recognizing that some strategies encompass multiple sectors, the Plan also has several overarching strategies.
From its inception, the National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) Coordinating Committee has been committed to a thorough evaluation of the NPAP, given that many other physical activity (PA) plans from other nations have neglected to perform such evaluations PAPRN has been funded to evaluate the NPAP. Currently there are 3 components to the NPAP evaluation.
Knowledge and Use of the National Plan by State Physical Activity Practitioners
Exploring Organizational Partners of the NPAP
Gaining Insight on how the NPAP is Used as a Tool for State Plan Development