Advancing health through science, education and medicine

Policy Center

ACSM supports evidence-based public policy that encourages healthy lifestyles and the safe enjoyment of sports and other physical activities.  In addition, ACSM's members serve as expert resources for federal, state and local policy makers, ensuring that decisions are founded on the latest research.

Issues & Policy Briefs

ACSM advocates on several different issues on the federal, state and local level.  It is through this advocacy that ACSM is able to affect positive change that results in healthy lifestyles.  To view ACSM's position on key issues, please visit our Issues & Policy Briefs page.

Advocacy

Behind the ACSM policy program is a growing cadre of ACSM members who blend their professional expertise with a dedication to enact lasting change that will improve the health for all.  For information to help you with your advocacy efforts, please visit our Advocacy Resources page. To learn more on how you can become an advocate, please visit our Key Contacts page. Click here to view ACSM's current action alert(s).

State Advocacy

ACSM is very involved in the states to ensure that state and local policy makers have all the information they need to make policy decisions that are beneficial to the health and well-being of all Americans.  To see what’s happening in your state, please visit our State Advocacy page.

ACSM Members: Access Weekly Policy Updates

ACSM members get Policy Corner articles in each week’s issue of the Sports Medicine Bulletin. To access archived issues of the Sports Medicine Bulletin, enter your username and password into the red login box at the right.

Featured Publication

Learn how to optimize the health benefits of any group exercise class with this new ACSM resource. Online features include video clips and images.  » Read More