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HHS - 31900 - 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee - Authorized by Law


Committee Name2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number31900
Original Establishment Date2/6/2007Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/22/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*17
Current Charter Date6/1/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter6/1/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Richard
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityInternal HHS Memo, dated 3-16-2018Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Olson
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMD, MPH
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amendedDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 453-8251
Effective Date Of Authority*10/17/1962Designated Federal Officer Fax*240/453-8281
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee initially determined the topic areas that it explored through systematic reviews of the scientific literature on relation of physical activity to a variety of health outcomes and then formed 9 subcommittees around those topic areas. The subcommittees utilized a state-of-the-art systematic review process to review, evaluate, and synthesize published, peer-reviewed research. Its rigorous, protocol-driven methodology is designed to maximize transparency and minimize bias. For some topics, the Committee utilized existing high-quality reports from leading scientific organizations or Federal agencies or existing systematic review or metanalyses to prevent duplication of effort. The summary of its work was documented in its report to the Secretary.
How is membership balanced?*Every effort was made to ensure that the Committee membership is fairly balanced in terms of points of view represented for the Committee’s function. In the selection process, consideration was given to ensure a broad representation of geographic areas, academic institutions, gender, race, ethnicity, and disability to the extent possible.The Committee consists of respected published experts in designated fields and specific specialty areas. Members have demonstrated expert knowledge of current science in the field of human physical activity and health promotion or the prevention of chronic disease. They have experience in one or more of the following specific specialty areas related to physical activity: health promotion and chronic disease prevention; bone, joint, and muscle health and performance; obesity and weight management; physical activity and risk of musculoskeletal injury; physical activity and cognition; physical activity within specific settings, such as preschool/childcare, schools (e.g. activity breaks, physical education), or the community/built environment; physical activity dose-response; sedentary behavior; behavior change; systematic reviews; and special populations including children, older adults, or individuals with disabilities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee was established to perform a specific, time-limited task. The 2018 Committee's first meeting was in July, 2016 and held a total of 5 meetings to accomplish its mission, 3 in FY 2017 (held 10/27-28/2016; 3/23/2017 and 7/19-21/2017) and 1 in FY 2018 (10/17-20/2017).
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was established to provide up-to-date expert evaluation of the science through extensive systematic literature reviews to support the development of Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There is no other existing source of this information.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee was initially established in June 2007 to review existing scientific literature to identify sufficient evidence to develop a comprehensive set of specific physical activity recommendations. The Committee reviewed and evaluated the scientific evidence relating physical activity to health outcomes for the general population and selected subgroups. In May 2008, the Committee submitted its recommendations in its report to the HHS Secretary documenting the scientific background and rationale for the "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" and then was terminated.
The Committee was re-established in June 2016 to review the 2008 PAG and conduct evidence-based systematic literature reviews of physical activity and health topics. It developed a report and submitted it on 2/22/18 to the Secretary of recommendations for new or revised physical activity guidelines; the Committee's report can be found at . The Committee was then terminated as per its charter. HHS will take these recommendations along with comments from Federal agencies and the public on the committee's report and develop the 2nd edition of the "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" which is planned to be released in late 2018.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee developed a report of 700+ pages that summarizes the science relating physical activity to health outcomes. It can be found at Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee's report will serve as the basis for the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, to be created and disseminated by HHS. It is expected to be released near the end of CY 2018.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Committee was established to produce a report to summarize the science relating physical activity to health. This report will support the HHS development of the 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, with a planned 2018 release date.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$217,629.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$29,534.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$3,530.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$368,074.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$618,767.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.95Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Schools and Academic Institutions
Physical Fitness
Public Health
Health and Health Research


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031546Brain Health2019
 COM-032402Cancer - Primary Prevention2019
 COM-031776Cardiometabolic Health and Weight Management2019
 COM-032361Individuals with Chronic Conditions2019
 COM-032414Promotion of Physical Activity2019
 COM-032057Sedentary Behavior2019


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-0019582018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee2017
 COM-0023362018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee2016
 COM-010813Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011871Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee2007