In May 2023, the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report about the link between physical and mental health among children and adolescents. The nation’s top health official acknowledged Girls on the Run as an example of a program that is focused on removing barriers for underserved populations to access to physical activity. The report from the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service cited how the program increased participants’ overall physical activity and helped them learn critical life skills, including resolving conflict, helping others, or making intentional decisions.
Read the report here: https://lnkd.in/gwwcxfEr