February 2018

Parks for Inclusion Initiative Aims to Expand Reach to All Americans

Local parks and recreation destinations and programs offer many benefits to communities, and the nonprofit National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to these benefits. And now, they've launched the Parks for Inclusion initiative, which supports physical enhancements within park environments, policy development and program implementation strategies. These various programs and enhancements will not only serve those with physical and cognitive disabilities, but also the LGBTQ community, racial and ethnic minorities and new Americans.

SHAPE America, NFL & Partners Collaborate on Training for Health & P.E. Educators

SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) has joined forces with the NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 to develop a new NFL FLAG-In-Schools online training course for health and physical educators.

CPSC Offers $1.1 Million in Pool Safely Grants

On January 2, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a 90-day solicitation seeking applicants for a special Pool Safety Grant Program (PSGP) for the 2018 fiscal year. The CPSC expects to award $1.1 million in two-year grants to state and local governments for assistance in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment.

Bipartisan PHIT Act Could Boost America's Wellness

It's that time of year when many of us are realizing that we've already fallen short of our fitness and exercise resolutions that we so optimistically made several weeks ago. But now, to help encourage Americans to lead a more physically active lifestyle, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has announced its support of a bill in Congress that would boost such efforts.