The Key to Population Health: Physical Literacy

Over the past decade, coalitions in about a dozen countries have embraced initiatives based on a desired outcome in individuals and populations called “physical literacy.” These efforts have been launched in response to a common problem in industrialized societies: declining rates of physical activity. What is physical literacy? Can it be measured? And how can we build a cross-sector movement around it in the United States, with special focus on engaging the most vulnerable children? The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program is pleased to release a white paper, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conceptualizing a path forward. Opening remarks by the US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.

Festival: 2015

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