Spring 2009
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Council Members' News and Activities
Feature Article:
Recommendations for prevention and treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
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President's Challenge Program Updates
Science Board News and Notes
What's New at HHS
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Save the Date

National Brain Injury Awarenes Month www.biausa.org
National Nutrition Month www.eatright.org
25-28 ACSM Health and Fitness Summit, Atlanta, GA www.acsm.org/summit

Cancer Control Month www.cancer.org
Sports Eye Safety Month www.aao.org/eyemd
22 Earth Day
25 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day http://www.worldtaichiday.org
6-12 National Public Health Week www.nphw.org
18-26 National Park Week www.nps.gov/npweek
National SAFE KIDS Week www.usa.safekids.org

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month www.fitness.gov
American Stroke Month www.americanheart.org
Clean Air Month www.lungusa.org
1 National President’s Challenge Launch (May 1-July 24)
10 Launch of the WOMAN Challenge www.womenshealth.gov/woman
20 National Employee Health and Fitness Day www.physicalfitness.org
10-16 National Women’s Health Week www.womenshealth.gov/whw
National Physical Education and Sport Week www.naspeinfo.org/naspe
18-24 Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/

National Trails Day (June 6) http://www.americanhiking.org/NTD.aspx
National Get Outdoors Day (June 13) http://www.funoutdoors.com
Great American Backyard Campout (June 27) www.backyardcampout.org.

1-2 National Plan for Physical Activity National Conference, Washington, DC http://www.physicalactivityplan.org/


Office of Disease Prevention and Healthy Promotion, HHS
April 27- Application deadline for state, territory, and tribal governments to apply for funds to conduct strategic planning using the Healthy People 2020 framework and population health improvement concepts. Up to 12 projects will be funded a maximum of $37,000 each. The project activities must take place between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. For more information and to download the request for proposal forms, please visit www.healthypeople.gov/stateaction.

National Institutes of Health
Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Consortium (U01)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 06, 2009

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment Research Coordinating Unit (U01)
Application Receipt Date(s): October 06, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
RWJF has two funding opportunities available.
April 28, 2009 at 1pm (Pacific) for the Call for Proposals Round 9
July 17, 2009 at 5pm (Eastern) for the Rapid Response Round 2 Grants
More information and application forms are available at http://www.activelivingresearch.org/ grantsearch/grantopportunities/current

Physical Activity and Public Health Courses
Application Deadline: May 15, 2009:
The fall 2009 courses will be held September 15-23, 2009 in Hilton Head Island, SC. These courses are highly recommended for staff of state Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Programs. For more information about the courses and the application process, please visit http://prevention.sph.sc.edu/seapines/index.htm.

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