Physical Activity

Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity Taskforce

Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity Taskforce

Healthy Franklin County is composed of key community leaders from the education, health, faith, business, nonprofit, and local government sectors. Our goal is to create and support healthy behaviors and lifestyles through education, awareness, programming, and access to services. These key leaders continue to identify value in identifying and strengthening efforts to address health and health care needs from a collective perspective.

Priorities identified: Access to Health Care, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Mental Health, Substance Use and Prevention; Early Childhood Education; and Adolescent Health.

Healthy Franklin County Physical Activity Taskforce

Led by Waynesboro YMCA is focused on engaging all residents to adopt physically active lifestyles. The Task Force members are organizing themselves into workgroups to complete various community initiatives and address physical activity from both an engagement and a policy perspective.

Contact for more information:

Shannon Lee, Waynesboro YMCA:

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Dates

Chambersburg Rec Center, 3:00 - 4:30

  • January 17th
  • March 21st
  • May 16th
  • New Location, Summit Health Center, 3:00 - 4:30

  • July 18th
  • September 19th
  • November 21st

Physical Activity Task Forces - Workgroups

Community Engagement - The purpose of the Workgroup is to increase the number of youth and adults who engage in aerobic physical activity and muscle strengthening activities through the promotion of evidence informed models that encourage everyone to walk, bike, and be involved in a daily physical activity program.

Built Environment – The purpose of the Workgroup is to promote community programs and policies that make it safe and easy for residents to walk and bicycle. Healthy community design is planning and designing communities that make it easier for people to live healthy lives. Healthy community design links destinations that promote health, such as schools, parks, grocery stores, and work places, via a transportation network that facilitates safe travel for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, and automobile occupants. Healthy community design can influence the overall health of a community by making healthy lifestyle choices easily available and accessible to all community members.

Community Initiatives - Physical Activity

Franklin County Cyclists

Resource Links

National Physical Activity Plan
Pennsylvania Outdoor Recreation Plan
Surgeon General's Step-It-Up-Program
America Walks
Physical Activity In the Workplace