The West Virginia State Park system is composed of 35 state parks, seven state forests, five wildlife management areas, the Greenbrier River Trail, and the North Bend Rail Trail. Click here to visit their official website.
ActiveWV 2015: WV PA Plan Launch Day
The West Virginia State Capitol played host to a variety of activities
marking January 19, 2012 as WV Physical Activity Day. Click here to visit our Launch Day section.
About the WV PA Plan
We all want a healthier West Virginia! We want to provide opportunities throughout our state to improve the health of our citizens. We want to promote healthy living where everyone lives, works and plays. We want to reduce healthcare costs, promote economic development and enhance West Virginians' quality of life.
We know it takes a united team to work toward a solution - and we know it takes dedicated leaders from each of the population sectors to "make it happen". One part of the solution is the development and implementation of an effective WV Physical Activity (PA) Plan. The aim of the Plan is to create a statewide culture that facilitates physically active lifestyles in every societal sector and in every region of our state, regardless of socio-demographic factors, or other barriers we may face.
The overarching GOAL of the WV Physical Activity Plan (WVPAP) is to provide a strategic direction to increase/maintain healthy physical activity levels of the citizens of WV through the development, implementation, and evaluation of an effective WV Physical Activity Plan that will facilitate sector input and collaboration, and guide policy and practice.
The WV Physical Activity Plan has been developed as a plan "by the people for the people". The plan was constructed using input from everyone from all of the 8 societal sectors. Key organizational partners from throughout the state are critical to the success of the Plan, and a Sector Leader Team with representatives from all eight sectors will ensure relevance, viability, and implementation.
Mark your calendars - Let's Move "Just Dance" State Challenge - May 1, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. In an effort to improve student health and wellness, all schools are encouraged “to promote physical
activity every day”.
National Sport and Physical Education Week (April 29-May 3, 2013) is just over a month away and
Office of Healthy Schools and West Virginia Physical Activity Plan encourage everyone to join on
Wednesday May 1st at 10:00 for Let’s Move! WV “Just Dance”.
The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan is proud to support the "Let's Move" Initiative. We are encouraging all schools to get involved and register your school with this program.
The Let's Move campaign is sharing WV School Participation numbers with the WV PA Plan on a bi-monthly basis. We want to recognize those schools that are taking the extra effort to particpate. When you register, we will add your school to our list displayed on this website.