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Step It Up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities

Call to Action

Watch the Launch Event Webcast

Watch the webcast from the September 9, 2015 launch event: 

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Step it Up! Help Make Our Communities Walkable


 

Surgeon General's Walking Playlist 

Add a little music to your walks! Listen to the Surgeon General’s Walking Playlist Exit disclaimer icon on Pandora.

[The Department of Health and Human Services and the United States does not endorse any lyrics, artist, vendor, service, product, or general policies of Pandora or any of its advertisers.]

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Join the Conversation on Social Media: #StepItUp

Use the hashtag #StepItUp and follow along:


 

Step It Up! Everyone Can Help Make Our Communities More Walkable

Every Sector Has a Role to Play

Individuals have to make the decision to walk. However, the decision can be made easier by improvements to community walkability and by programs and policies that provide opportunities and encouragement for walking. Individuals and partners working together can make walking a national priority and create a national walking movement. A role exists for all sectors of society, including transportation, land use, and community design; parks, recreation, and fitness; education; business and industry; volunteer and nonprofit organizations; health care; media; and public health. Families and individuals also have an important role to play to help make the U.S. a walkable nation. Find out more about the role each sector can play >>

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