Acting US Surgeon General to Visit Indianapolis

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

Article ID: 619241

Released: 13-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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 IndianapolisTony Maloney, National Institute for Fitness and SportDavid Harsha, St. Vincent Sports PerformanceRandy Dick, Eli LillyEden Bezy, Indiana State Department of HealthDouglas Hairston, Mayor's Front Porch AllianceNicole Keith, Indiana UniversityLarry Jinkins, IUPUIKaliah Ligon, IU HealthMichelle Shippy, Marion County Public Health DepartmentAustin Netherton, Mayor's Front Porch AllianceBrenda Havens, Walk Urban IndySue Burow, IU Public Policy InstituteCarol Dixon, American Diabetes AssociationNancy Jewell, Indiana Minority Health CoalitionLatrice Sales, NCAA Sport Science InstituteSean Northup, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning OrganizationMissy Lewis, Indiana Academy of Family PhysiciansShannon 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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