Current policies, calls to action, legislative position statements, guidelines, and public health agendas from various OAAA members and government agencies.
Calls to Action and Public Health Agendas
- OA Action Alliance
- National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis (2010)
- Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity for Adults with Arthritis (2012 report)
- Physical Activity Implementation Guide – Guiding 6 key public sectors to encourage and improve access to physical activity for adults with arthritis through effective environmental and policy strategies (online companion to 2012 report above)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
- National Physical Activity Plan – The 2016 Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives designed to increase physical activity in all segments of the U.S. population. The Plan aims to foster a national culture that supports physically active lifestyles. Its ultimate purpose is to improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life.
- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – Providing science-based guidance to help Americans ages 6 and older maintain or improve their health through regular physical activity. (2008 Guidelines)
- American Dietetic Association: ADA President’s Message RE: CMS Coverage for Intensive Behavioral Counseling for Obesity – Read the 2011 letter!
- Shape Up America! Urges HHS to Classify Obesity Counseling and Treatment as Essential Health Benefits – 2011 Press release
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 – The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet.