APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge: January 9-April 9, 2016

From APHA: 

Dear Friends of Public Health,

Walking is the easiest way to improve health — and we need your help to get people to take 1 billion steps by National Public Health Week.

Hold your own walking challenge

Keep it small or go big — we make it easy for you to get people moving. It’s simple to start a team with a group of friends or hold a contest with co-workers. If you want to go big, we can help you promote a walking event to your entire community. We provide the technology platform, we count the steps and we even give you sample promotional materials you can customize and use to recruit participants. If you are already planning a step challenge using another platform, we can count your activity toward our goal of 1 Billion steps as well. It’s easy, so join the challenge today!

  • Walk from Jan. 9 – April 9, or pick a time period in between for your challenge.
  • Join APHA’s team, someone else’s team or start your own team.
  • We track the total steps, steps for each team and steps for each person.
  • You can synch your step counting device or enter steps manually.

Get recognized during National Public Health Week

During National Public Health Week, APHA will announce the grand total of challenge steps we’ve taken. We will also recognize the top performing teams — make sure you are one of them!

Learn more about teams  

Save the date: National Public Health Week partnership meetings

Join APHA staff and partners in discussing innovative strategies for promoting National Public Health Week in local communities and on social media. These webinars will also promote tools and resources you can use to create fun and informative events. RSVP with your plans to participate in one of the partnership webinars.

  • Tuesday, Jan., 10, from 3 – 4 pm ET: APHA Affiliates, Components and Student Assembly
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 3 – 4 pm ET: General Partners

Thanks for everything you do to help create the healthiest nation in one generation.



Kimberly Moore Smith

Director of Affiliate Affairs





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