Acting US Surgeon General to Visit Indianapolis

RADM Lushniak Declares “Physical inactivity is a major health issue in this country”

Released: 13-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
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WHAT: Acting US Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., MPH will visit the Indianapolis headquarters of the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) and meet with a diverse group of Indianapolis leaders representing ACSM, the mayor’s office, state and county public health departments, hospitals, physician groups, NIFS, YMCA and other health and fitness organizations. Dr. Lushniak will share his vision for a healthier country and dialogue about the surgeon general’s Every Body Walk! Initiative and how city leaders can help enable active living communities. At the conclusion of the session, RADM Lushniak will lead a “Walk with the Surgeon General” along the downtown canal.

WHEN: June 17, 2014
12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: American College of Sports Medicine
401 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
(317) 637-9200

WHO: RADM Lushniak will meet leaders and physical fitness advocates who are positioned to effect change in the Indianapolis community. The group will identify ways Indianapolis can build upon current physical activity initiatives and support walking and walkability. A partial list of attendees joining Dr. Lushniak and ACSM CEO Jim Whitehead includes:
Anne Graves, YMCA of greater Indianapolis
Tony Maloney, National Institute for Fitness and Sport
David Harsha, St. Vincent Sports Performance
Randy Dick, Eli Lilly
Eden Bezy, Indiana State Department of Health
Douglas Hairston, Mayor's Front Porch Alliance
Nicole Keith, Indiana University
Larry Jinkins, IUPUI
Kaliah Ligon, IU Health
Michelle Shippy, Marion County Public Health Department
Austin Netherton, Mayor's Front Porch Alliance
Brenda Havens, Walk Urban Indy
Sue Burow, IU Public Policy Institute
Carol Dixon, American Diabetes Association
Nancy Jewell, Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Latrice Sales, NCAA Sport Science Institute
Sean Northup, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization
Missy Lewis, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians
Shannon McMorrow, University of Indianapolis

MEDIA NOTES: RADM Lushniak will be available for interviews at ACSM headquarters or during the surgeon generals’ walk along the canal. Those wishing to schedule an interview with Dr. Lushniak or other leaders in attendance can contact the ACSM media representatives listed above.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Surgeon General is working to promote walking and other forms of active transportation through the surgeon general’s Every Body Walk! Initiative.


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