Benefits of Progress

One of the keys to inspiring leaders from the national to local level around getting kids active through sports is highlighting the benefits of progress. To understand what's at stake, the Aspen Institute asked the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins University to project the downstream impact in two key areas – medical costs and economic productivity. These informational tools can be used in your city or sector to bring new voices into the conversation around building active, healthy communities.

The Aspen Institute then asked the GOPC to calculate the benefits for just one city – Baltimore – based on the CDC recommendation. Below are the results, published in our State of Play: Baltimore report.

The Aspen Institute then asked the GOPC to calculate the benefits for just one city – Baltimore – based on the CDC recommendation. Below are the results, published in our State of Play: Baltimore report.

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