It’s Time to Move: Physical Activity as Medicine
September 20, 2023, 3:00 pm Eastern
In our current health system, millions of Americans lack the appropriate assessment, prescription, referral, and counseling for physical activity that would manage and even prevent many chronic illnesses. A national effort led by the Physical Activity Alliance is promoting policy and systems change to make physical activity assessment, prescription, and referral a standard of patient care. “It’s Time to Move” is a multi-year, multi-pronged effort, engaging with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, health systems, the payer community, technology companies, and other key stakeholders.
Participants learned of the current achievements and milestones, the important next steps, and opportunities for philanthropy to lead the effort to integrate physical activity into America’s healthcare system. Speakers included Liz Joy of Sequelae and Lore Health, Cassandra Stish of Welld Health, and Laurie Whitsel of the American Heart Association.