ACSM is grateful for the support we have received for the AFI program. AFI Health Promotion Partners have agreed to support the following guiding principles:
- Overall health improvement in U.S. cities must focus on the prevention of behavioral-linked diseases by effectively addressing the underlying risk and community factors.
- The rise in chronic diseases attributable to physical inactivity and unhealthy diets are a “clear and present danger” to our health and health care systems, our cities, our nation, and our future.
- All of the cities in the U.S., irrespective of size and current health status, can make powerful advances in improving the health of their people through simple, affordable, effective steps.
- There is a need for even more synergy and collaboration to assist U.S. cities in actively making the moves toward better health.