ACSM's evidence-based information informs public policy that encourages healthy lifestyles and the safe enjoyment of sports and other physical activity. Our members serve as expert resources for federal, state and community-level policy makers, ensuring that decisions are founded on the latest research. Behind the ACSM policy program is a growing cadre of members who blend their professional expertise with a dedication to enact lasting change that will improve the health of all Americans. ACSM’s advocacy efforts are guided by the ACSM Board of Trustees, the Health and Science Policy Committee and all ACSM members.
To date, there are over 5,000 bills that deal with sports, health, physical activity, physical education, and healthy lifestyles. ACSM works with the White House, Federal Agencies and the Congress to ensure that the policies being considered meet the policy principles established by ACSM.