The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health and the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners are hosting a forum April 23 in Kettering (near Dayton) to highlight the positive impact of physical activity on many aspects of health and wellbeing, including mental health, school success and healthy aging.
“Roadmaps to Health: Active living for the body and brain,” which is sponsored by County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, also will showcase local projects from the southern half of Ohio that can share successes and lessons learned. HPIO Gold series sponsors for the event are OhioHealth, Health Quality Forum and Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
- Dr. Bernadette Melnyk: "Active Living to Promote Physical and Mental Health: From Evidence to Action"
- Dr. Steven T. Devor: "Exercise is Medicine: Writing the Prescription for Older Adults"
- Dr. Catherine Ramstetter: "The Importance of Physical Activity in Schools"
Registration for the forum begins at 9 a.m. There is a $25 registration fee and lunch is provided.