Vision

A future in which a significant number of healthcare consumers in the U.S. are prescribed or incentivized to pursue physical activity-based behavior change interventions for preventive care and self-maintenance — interventions that are readily accessible, delivered by trusted members of the patient-centered team, reimbursable by payers, and integrated in patient records.

Who

See the list of Prescription for Activity Task Force members, the group of 30+ national experts, thought leaders, and luminaries from healthcare, academia, business, philanthropy, and government. All share a belief that physical activity-based behavior-change interventions should be more integral to healthcare; they have convened to find a way to make that happen.

Task

The charge of the Prescription for Activity Task Force is to construct a long-term “change map” for clinical and community integration of physical activity-based behavior change interventions for the prevention and treatment of disease.

Latest

Need

There is broad agreement that increased physical activity counseling is a promising strategy to improve the quality of healthcare, create a better experience for the healthcare consumer, and lower costs. Thus leading recommending authorities have called for physical activity counseling to be widespread, particularly for those with or at risk of chronic conditions. Yet to date, there has been no clear, broadly accepted roadmap for making that happen. The Prescription for Activity Task Force aims to change that.

Expected Deliverable

The Task Force aims to publish a “Prescription for Activity Agenda” – a vision document that:

 
  • Lays out a 15-25 year roadmap for clinical and community integration of physical activity-based behavior change interventions for the prevention and treatment of disease. 
  • Includes the Task Force’s recommendations for cross-sector collaborative action to make physical activity-based behavior interventions integral to healthcare.
 

Funder

Funding from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is making the Prescription for Activity Task Force possible. ACE believes the future of fitness, and the future of healthcare, is helping vastly more people – including those desperately in need of physical activity – to get and stay moving.

Learn more about ACE → 

Facilitator

wolfe-kinkennon.png

Wolfe Kinkennon, a strategic planning and facilitation shop, is tasked with shepherding the Prescription for Activity Task Force’s work.

  • Shane Kinkennon, partner and cofounder of Wolfe Kinkennon, serves as project director.
  • C. Milano Harden, Ed.M, Founder and CEO of The Genius Group, serves as planning facilitator.

Contact

Shane Kinkennon
Project Director