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1 P HYSICAL A CTIVITY P ROMOTION 1: T HE R OLE OF N ATIONAL AND S TATE G OVERNMENT O RGANISATIONS Unit 3 Area of Study 1 Chapter 3

2 The role of government and non-government organisations in promoting adherence to the National Physical Activity Guidelines in schools, workplace and communities, including VicHealth, National Heart Foundation, State and Federal Government departments A range of individual and population-based Australian physical activity promotion initiatives and strategies. K EY K NOWLEDGE

3 P HYSICAL A CTIVITY P ROMOTION – W HY DO IT ? As a class, discuss the relevance and importance of physical activity promotion, reflecting on what was learnt last lesson Why promote physical activity? How could physical activity be promoted? Who should it be promoted to? What are some potential benefits of promoting PA? What are some of the potential barriers of promoting PA?

4 As a result of social, environmental and lifestyle changes over many years, opportunities to move and expend large amounts of energy as part of a daily routine are becoming limited due to such things as: Increasing use of technology & labour-saving devices Increased reliance on motorised transport Urban planning Increased working hours Increased demand on public open space Increased demands on the education curriculum Changing leisure patterns W HY IT IS I MPORTANT TO P ROMOTE A CTIVE L IFESTYLES

5 The Australian Governments Department for Health and Ageing is responsible for the monitoring and promotion of health behaviours, including physical activity The Government commits millions of dollars to the establishment of a national monitoring, evaluation and research system to the promotion of physical activity R OLE OF G OVERNMENT O RGANISATIONS IN PA P ROMOTION

6 The Heart Foundation works closely with all levels of government and other health organisations, community groups and the media to promote heart health and implement policies and programs that improve the cardiovascular health of Australians. R OLE OF THE H EART F OUNDATION IN PA P ROMOTION This includes preventative programs related to cardiovascular health risks (such as smoking or physical inactivity), and programs catering for patients in recovery from cardiovascular events

7 The Heart Foundations mission is to reduce suffering and death from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease in Australia. The heart Foundation has an enormous array of programs and resources to promote physical activity and the adherence to physical activity guidelines Some examples of physical activity promotion through the Heart Foundation include … R OLE OF THE H EART F OUNDATION IN PA P ROMOTION

8 Promoting awareness of healthy lifestyles via mass- media campaigns Forming partnerships with government departments to provide advice about physical activity research and the development of guidelines and policies Educating and informing people by publishing an enormous array of print and web-based information about the benefits of physical activity Promoting physical activity in schools via Heart Week and programs such as Jump Rope for Heart Raising funds for heart health research Coordinating Heart Foundation Walking, Australias largest network of community-based walking groups lead by volunteers

9 In small groups, use the Healthy and Active Australia website ( to research one of the following health promotion strategies: Getset 4 Life The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program The 2007 Australian National Childrens Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey Healthy Weight How do you measure up? Australian Sports Commission Active After-school Communities Get Moving G ROUP R ESEARCH T ASK

10 You are to find out the following information for your initiative: The organisation behind the program Year of implementation What type of initiative it is (i.e. TV commercials, policy, print media, numerous types, etc.) The aim of the initiative The target population Any other important information You are then to summarise the information, filling in the class table on the whiteboard, and copy out the completed table of each groups initiative into your books. (Summary table on following slide) …G ROUP R ESEARCH T ASK

11 Initiative Getset 4 Life – Habits for Healthy Kids Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program Healthy Weight National Childrens Nutrition & Physical Activity Survey Active After- School Communities How Do You Measure Up? Get Moving Organisation Type of initiative Target group Aim of initiative Year of release Important info S UMMARY T ABLE FOR G ROUP R ESEARCH T ASK

12 Watch the following short clips as a class, and discuss after each, the target audience; what you think about the particular approach taken; pros & cons, etc. Get Moving Campaign (Aus - Kids) Find 30 (Aus – Adults) Life. Be in it. (Aus s - jingle) Swap it, dont stop it (Aus – current) Get Active Campaign (Soccer – Europe) Move Your Body (USA – Beyonce – NABEF – Lets Move! Flash Workout) M ULTI -M EDIA P HYSICAL A CTIVITY C AMPAIGNS

13 The Strategic Inter-Governmental Forum on Physical Activity and Health (SIGPAH -1999) of the National Public Health Partnership (NPHP ) developed the Be Active Australia framework. B E A CTIVE A USTRALIA A FRAMEWORK FOR H EALTH S ECTOR A CTION FOR P HYSICAL A CTIVITY

14 Figure 1 showed the overarching strategies for achieving long-term and sustainable physical activity improvements within various settings The Be Active Australia framework specifically focuses on population groups most at risk of being insufficiently active for health, including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders People who are culturally and linguistically diverse People with a disability or chronic condition People who are geographically isolated B E A CTIVE A USTRALIA …

15 The following figure shows a summary of the BAA framework, including the strategic focus and identified action areas B E A CTIVE A USTRALIA …

16 State governments also have important roles to play in the promotion of physical activity by funding research, mass-media campaigns and local initiatives within a range of settings Victorian government departments (including the Department of Health, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) in partnership with other organisations (such as Bicycle Victoria, VicHealth, Kinect Australia, Diabetes Australia, Cancer Council, and universities) fund a broad range of health initiatives and educational programs designed to promote physical activity. S TATE G OVERNMENT I NITIATIVES

17 The Victorian health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a statutory authority which fosters change in the social, cultural and physical environments that influence the health of all Victorians VicHealth provides support across a wide range of health areas, including physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, tobacco control, healthy eating, alcohol misuse and health inequalities. V IC H EALTH

18 Promotes physical activity by providing an array of information via print and web-based media Promotes strategies for increasing participation by funding sporting clubs so that they can buy equipment and train coaches and staff Tackles inequalities in sport and active recreation by supporting community organisations that conduct programs for disadvantaged or at-risk youth and groups with limited access to PA and sporting opportunities Provides funding in the form of scholarships and grants for individuals and clubs T HE R OLE OF V IC H EALTH IN P ROMOTING P HYSICAL A CTIVITY

19 InitiativeTarget group DescriptionStrategies used Cycling for Health (Bicycle Victoria) Women 35+yrsProgram designed for women to build cycling into their daily lives Testimonials Goal setting Created partnerships Creating a sporting Chance (RMIT, Vic Uni, Bundoora Netball & Sports Centre) People with intellectual disabilities Development of a netball program Undergraduate students as program leaders Tailored for people with special needs Affordable Bridging Gaps with Basketball (Northern Migrant Resource Centre in Preston) New immigrants (teenagers) Program to establish ongoing basketball teams for teenagers from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds Developed an understanding of the issues new arrivals face in their daily lives Developed strategies to overcome language barriers Made uniforms available & affordable V IC H EALTH S UPPORTED I NITIATIVES

20 A few examples of major initiatives supported by the State Government in Victoria include: Go for your life (Promotes active living, walking, active recreation, sport) Kids – Go for your life (School and community programs) Walktober Walking School Bus O THER S TATE G OVERNMENT I NITIATIVES


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