APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge — #1BillionSteps

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Join APHA's 1 Billion Steps Challenge!

APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote good health and physical activity in your community. We have tools to help you organize a walking challenge in your neighborhood, workplace or congregation, or you can use our sample marketing materials to invite your whole community to join! No matter how big or small, we make it easy for you to get people moving. To help you successfully get moving, we've partnered with Stridekick to give Challenge participants free access to their fitness-tracking platform.

To help you, we created a Billion Steps Toolkit to help you navigate signing up, counting your steps, and starting your own team. 

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Read our Steps Challenge FAQs

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Download the Steps Challenge toolkit (PDF)

                                                               Join the Challenge today!

The 1 Billion Steps Challenge supports broader health promotion efforts and the intersections between community design and active living, such as 2015’s "Step It Up: The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities." We hope you’ll join us in advocating for initiatives that make it easy for all people to engage in physical activity in their communities.

The Challenge begins Jan. 1, 2018, with a goal of reaching 1 billion collective steps by APHA's National Public Health Week celebration, which takes place the first week of April. We know you can do it — in fact, last year’s Challenge surpassed 2 billion steps!

Questions? Email us! And spread the word on social media using #1BillionSteps.

Becoming the Healthiest Nation

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Changing our health means ensuring conditions that give everyone the opportunity to be healthy. Become a part of the movement for change.

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