In celebration of the World Health Day, April 7th, 2002: "Move for Health!", which is dedicated to the promotion of Physical Activity, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are co-sponsoring an award to recognize the outstanding cities in the Region of the Americas for their efforts in improving public spaces for safe recreation and promoting physical activity.
The most outstanding cities will be honored by the international community during an award ceremony hosted by the PAHO country representatives. Each awarded city will receive a commemorative plaque, recognizing their outstanding achievement. PAHO and CDC will also publicize the achievements of the awarded cities in the press and publications of the regional and local media.
The announcement of the award as well as the application form can be downloaded from http://www.paho.org or by contacting [email protected].
Note: The deadline for submitting the completed application form and all supporting documents is April 5, 2002.
This week's article is by Karin Davis, Program Coordinator of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. She writes, "It seems unfathomable: a movement that promotes and encourages anorexia nervosa -- a devastating eating disorder that claims the lives of thousands of women each year. Yet the existence of such a movement on the internet was exactly what health professionals were forced to acknowledge last summer when the issue first came to light."
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