|National Get Vertical Day
NACDD is proud to announce its work with US Representative Sanford Bishop (GA) to put forward a national resolution called National Get Vertical Day. This is a formal resolution that will be presented on the floor of Congress and is set to take place later this summer.
All NACDD members and partners are encouraged to become official supporters of this important declaration and sign onto the resolution. Click here to read the official "Dear Colleague" Letter which includes the email link to contact the congressman's office to sign-on.
You may read the resolution by clicking here. Feel free to share this link with other partners, members or employers.
You are also welcome to promote your involvement with this resolution in any way that you see fit from press releases to your office's involvement. Everyone is welcome to sign-on. The more visibility it receives – the better.
Once an official date is set, we will release the Get Vertical activity guide. Till then - start getting vertical and active at least once every 60 minutes.
Excerpt from NACDD's CEO Message, June, 2014
"This summer, Representative Bishop will designate National Get Vertical Day on the floor of the United States Congress. Today, most Americans, drive to work sitting down, work at their desk sitting down, eat their lunch sitting down and drive home sitting down — only to sit down to dinner and sit down to watch television or read. Conversely, walking 10,000 steps a day leads to a 90% reduction in heart attacks, a 30 to 70% reduction in cancer rates, a 50% reduction in type 2 diabetes and a 70% reduction in strokes. NACDD is offering all of our partners and individual members, the opportunity to join with us as original co-sponsors of this national designation. If you would like to do so, please contact Jonathan Halpern at Representative Bishop's office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to become an original co-sponsor is June 26, 2014. I believe that this is a call to arms for the public health community. It is a golden opportunity to engage employers in your state and make a real impact in the lives of the public workforce. I hope that all of us would use National Get Vertical Day as a lightening rod to integrate movement into our regular workday activities and so begin to move disease prevention in the 'vertical' direction."