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Active Communities, Active Economies

Johnson, Chip; Moore, Justin B. PhD, MS, FACSM

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: May/June 2016 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 219–220
doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000361

This commentary describes how active communities lead to active economies, that is, keeping citizens healthy through the provision of supports for active living is an integral component in keeping our local economies strong.

Mr Johnson is Mayor, city of Hernando, Mississippi. Dr Moore is Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice.

Correspondence: Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157 (

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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