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Physical Activity and Health, A Report of the Surgeon General, 1996.
(Complete report $19)

Superintendent of Documents
P.O. Box 371954
Pittsburg, PA 15250-7954
Fax (202) 512-2250

Physical Activity and Health, A Report of the Surgeon General, 1996.
(Executive Summary and At-a-Glance)

Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS K-46)
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724
Phone (770) 488-5820

West Virginia Coalition and Physical Activity
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health
Division of Health Promotion
1411 Virginia Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301-3013
Phone (304) 558-0644
Fax (304) 558-1553

Wellness Council of West Virginia
Barron Drive
P.O. Box 710
Institute, WV 25112-0710
Phone (304) 766-2686
Fax (304) 766-2696

American Heart Association
Ohio - West Virginia Affiliate
1319 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone (304) 346-5381

American Heart Association
National Center
7320 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA-1

Project PACE--Physician-based Assessment and Counseling for Exercise
(cost involved)
Student Health Services
San Diego State University
5500 Companile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4701

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (possible cost involved)
Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone (301) 251-1222
Fax (301) 251-1223


Evaluating Community Efforts to Prevent Cardiovascular Diseases (manual)
Technical Information Services Branch
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3724

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Healthy Schools
Bldg 6, Room 309
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone (304) 558-8830

West Virginia Parks and Recreation Association
c/o Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission
P.O. Box 1258-316
Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone (304) 363-7037

West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
c/o P.O. Box 603
Fayetteville, WV 25840

West Virginia Trails Coalition
P.O. Box 487
Nitro, WV 25143

Reducing Risk for Chronic Disease: An Action Planning Guide for Community-Based Initiatives
Workgroup on Health Promotion and Community Development
The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies
4086 Dole Building
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone (913) 864-0533
Fax (913) 864-5281

References: in no specific order

1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1996.

2. Pate RR, Pratt M, Blair SN, Haskell WL, Macera CA, Bouchard C, et al. Physical Activity and Public Health. A Recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the American College of Sports Medicine. JAMA 1995; 273:402-7.

3. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, The Status of Leisure-Time Physical Activity in West Virginia, 1995.

4. West Virginia Office of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. 1995 Barriers to Leisure-Time Physical Activity Report. (Unpublished data)

5. American Heart Association's Your Heart: An Owner's Manual. Prentice Hall, 1995.

6. Barrier Survey--Identifying the Obstacles to Activity and Health Eating, Shape Up America, C. Everett Koop Foundation, 1995.

7. King AC, Jeffrey RW, Fridinger F, Dusenbury L, Provence S, Hedlund SA, and Spangler K, Environmental and Policy Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Through Physical Activity: Issues and Opportunities. Health Education Quarterly (1995); 22:499-511.

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