Center for ActiveWV Hosts 2024 Physical Activity Symposium at Stonewall Resort

On May 29, the Center for ActiveWV hosted the “2024 WV Physical Activity Symposium – United Leaders for an ActiveWV” at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV. Nearly 100 leaders from around the state gathered to discuss how to better promote physical activity and health and inspire other organizations to join in this initiative. 

The symposium also gathered an array of speakers and prominent figures from West Virginia, including: 

  • Gayle Manchin, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Michelle Blatt, State Superintendent of Schools, WV Dept. of Education
  • Honorable Roger Hanshaw, PhD, JD, Speaker of the House of Delegates, WV
  • Sherri Young, DO, Secretary of the WV Dept. of Health
  • Clay Marsh, MD, Chancellor and Executive Dean, WVU Health Services.

“By hosting this symposium, our goal was to bring together the people and organizations within West Virginia that are focusing on improving the overall health and wellness of our state,” said Eloise Elliott, Chair of the WV Physical Activity Plan  Coordinating Committee and Director of the Center for ActiveWV. “We wanted to create a dialogue with our peers to see how we can better collaborate in the future and identify opportunities for collective action.”

The Center for ActiveWV also unveiled the ActiveWV 2030: The 2024 Physical Activity Plan which highlights strategies and tactics to increase physical activity promotion in all population sectors. Click here for a copy of the new physical activity plan. “We’re excited to unveil the updated WV Physical Activity Plan – our goal is to provide an evidence-informed  roadmap for leaders across the state to use to increase our physical activity opportunities for all and to motivate all West Virginians to lead an active lifestyle,” said Elliott. 

For more information on the Center for ActiveWV, visit their website