What is Get Active, Get Healthy LA!?
On February 24, 2010, more than 100 partners from multiple sectors (business, academic, non-profit, etc) convened to develop a plan to increase county-wide physical activity. This plan was consensus-driven, had universal appeal across sectors, and contained measurable indicators. The group agreed to improve physical activity levels in Los Angeles County by 5% by 2012 and 10% by 2013.
During the summit, partners identified nine overarching strategies; Professional Development & Training/Workshops, Worksite, Joint Use, Public and Private Partnerships, Marketing and Media, Social Activities, PE/School Based, Education Implementation-San Fernando Valley and Community Planning/Built Environment.
For each of the nine strategies, a workgroup was created to complete an action plan outlining individual and group goals. A communication liaison for each strategy was identified to provide follow up on partner commitments, ensure determined timelines were being met, and to coordinate initiative communication
Each member made the commitment to do the following:
· Take the action planning to the local level.
· Confirm the targets upon further development of individual goal.
· Communicate with group regularly to stay on target.
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The Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District was established with the passage of the Safe Neighborhood Parks Proposition of 1992. To date, the Open Space District has awarded nearly 1,400 grants to the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, various County agencies, conservancies and nonprofit organizations for open space acquisition, park development and rehabilitation as well as for several competitive grant programs. More information is available at: http://openspacedistrict.lacounty.info
The LA84 Foundation is celebrating 25 years of service to the youth of Southern California. The foundation was established to manage Southern California’s share of the surplus from the highly successful 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The Foundation received $93 million at its inception. Since it began operations in 1985, it has invested $189 million in sports programs serving more than two million youth in the eight Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura. The Foundation convenes numerous forums for the exploration of the most pressing issues in sport. For additional information, please visit: www.LA84Foundation.org.
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