Active Cities: Transforming Communities for Smart Growth and HealthOctober 23rd, 2012 | Posted by in Uncategorized
On September, 21, 2012, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the World Bank, held a policy forum entitled, Active Cities: Transforming Communities for Smart Growth and Health. The event featured Dr. Richard Visser, Minister of Health of Aruba, Dr. Miguel Malo, Vice Minister of Health from Ecuador, Jorge Munoz Wells, Mayor of Miraflores in Lima, Peru, and other urban planning, development and health experts who shared best practices and discussed opportunities for multi-sectoral action to address physical inactivity, a leading risk factor for many noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The forum was hosted by the World Bank and organized in commemoration of Wellness Week, a social movement promoting individual and environmental action to improve health in the region of the Americas.
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