The acting U.S. Surgeon General is set Tuesday to visit the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak will meet with city, medical and business leaders about physical activity and walkability initiatives. June 13, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Acting US Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., MPH will visit the Indianapolis headquarters of the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM) and meet with a diverse group of Indianapolis leaders representing ACSM, the mayor's office, state and county public health departments, hospitals, physician groups, NIFS, YMCA and other health and fitness organizations. Dr. Lushniak will share his vision for a healthier country and dialogue about the surgeon general's Every Body Walk! Initiative and how city leaders can help enable active living communities. At the conclusion of the session, RADM Lushniak will lead a “Walk with the Surgeon General” along the downtown canal.

WHEN: June 17, 2014

12:30-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: American College of Sports Medicine

Indianapolis, Indiana

WHO: RADM Lushniak will meet leaders and physical fitness advocates who are positioned to effect change in the Indianapolis community. The group will identify ways Indianapolis can build upon current physical activity initiatives and support walking and walkability. A partial list of attendees joining Dr. Lushniak and ACSM CEO Jim Whitehead includes:

Anne Graves, YMCA of greater Indianapolis

Tony Maloney, National Institute for Fitness and Sport

David Harsha, St. Vincent Sports Performance

Randy Dick, Eli Lilly

Eden Bezy, Indiana State Department of Health

Douglas Hairston, Mayor's Front Porch Alliance

Nicole Keith, Indiana University

Larry Jinkins, IUPUI

Kaliah Ligon, IU Health

Michelle Shippy, Marion County Public Health Department

Austin Netherton, Mayor's Front Porch Alliance

Brenda Havens, Walk Urban Indy

Sue Burow, IU Public Policy Institute

Carol Dixon, American Diabetes Association

Nancy Jewell, Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Latrice Sales, NCAA Sport Science Institute

Sean Northup, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Missy Lewis, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians

Shannon McMorrow, University of Indianapolis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General is working to promote walking and other forms of active transportation through the surgeon general’s Every Body Walk! Initiative.

Source: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Surgeon General

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