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1 Physical Activity Today – Implementation and Evaluation March 9 th 2006 Walk Texas - Austin Chapter 10-Week Challenge Presented by Sabrina McCarty Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services

2 Agenda Background on CDP Program and Walk Tx How it works: Walk Tx Implementation Are we making a difference: Walk Tx Evaluation

3 Lack of Physical Activity Nutrition Habits Tobacco Use/Exposure Chronic Disease Prevention Focus 3

4 Walk Texas History: Timeline and Focus 1995: UT Health & Science Center in Houston, School of Public Health 1996: Texas Department of Health – TDC/P 1997: Cut Diabetes Culturally - ATCHHSD 1998: CDIP Program – ATCHHSD 2002: 10-Week Challenge 2005: + children 4

5 Today, How to Participate: Participate in Walk Tx via 10-Week Challenge: Occurs 4 times per year Participate once or more Participate as: An Individual A Group Leader A Group Member 5

6 Implementation of 10-Week Challenge 1. Promotion Phase 2. Physical Activity Safety Seminar Week Challenge 4. Incentives for All 5. Active Austin Guide 6

7 Promote Program! Promotion Phase 2 Weeks Prior to Event: Event: Walk Texas Physical Activity Safety Seminar Event kicks off each 10-Week Challenge Promote through: Worksites: – Wellness Programs – List Serves and Websites – News Letters Paid Media: print, radio, billboards, theater ads, magazine ads In-Kind Media: News Release to above + TV Promote to Partners, CBOs 7

8 P hysical A ctivity S afety S eminar Media Promotion 2-weeks prior to PASS. New Group Leaders attend before 10-Week Challenge begins, preferably. Start-Up Kit, Orientation of Project, and safety information (injury prevention & crime prevention) to share with group members. Offered 4 times a year: January 2006 April 15 th July 8 th October 7 th 8

9 Next Steps, After PASS 1.Collect Registration and Release of Liability Forms 2.Meet 1-on-1 with Walk Texas Coordinator Bring group forms Receive Group Leader T-Shirt 3.Begin 10-Week Challenge 9

10 Path Starters Spot Removers Waistful Walkers Thin in 10 Health Nuts Mommy Madness Extension Energizers For His Glory Praywalkers Footstep Friends Walking Rams Women In Training Rainy Nights in Georgia 10

11 Whats the Challenge Of the 10-Week Challenge? To include at least 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity (NOT JUST WALKING) in your day, most days of the week. 11

12 During the 10-Week Challenge: 1. Each Participant keeps track of their daily activities 2. Report total points at end 3. Receive prize & celebrate! 12

13 How do you keep track? Use: Wall Charts Pocket logs Start Up Kit Appendix B Form Your own calendar Just write it down: what you do, # minutes, then figure out # points 13

14 How many points? ~ Use Activity Chart Points for Activities per every 30 minutes Aerobic Dance/Dancing6 Baseball/Softball5 Basketball8 Bicycling8 Frisbee3 Gardening5 House Cleaning4 Ice/Roller Skating7 Jogging/Running7 Brisk Walking4 Martial Arts10 AAG, p. 10 Source: American College of Sports Medicines Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercising, Testing and Prescription. Third Edition

15 Whats The Prize? Incentive Plan for Active Members: Based on Recommend ations for adults to be active at least 30 minutes per day, most days of the week. Children need at least 60 minutes a day. Bronze Medal – 120 – 199 points. If you walk briskly for 30 minutes, 3 times per week you can achieve 120 points in 10 weeks. Silver Medal – 200 – 319 points. If you walk briskly for 30 minutes, 5 times per week you can achieve 200 points in 10 weeks. Gold Medal – 320 – 560 points. If you walk briskly for 60 minutes, 4 times per week or jog 30 minutes, 5 times per week you can achieve at least 320 points in 10 weeks. AAG, p. 6 Based on Lt. Governors Challenge of Delaware 15

16 Shoes for Austin incentive for Group Leaders Only *** Grant ends December 2006 *** New pair of shoes – Shoes for Austin grant requirements must be met: 1.Recruit & lead 10 people in 10-week Challenge 2.Attend PASS, share info with group 3.Participate in 10-Week Challenge yourself and earn silver medal or greater 4.Turn in team final points within one week of end of 10-Week Challenge 16

17 Group Leader Responsibilities 1. Recruit members, 5-10 people per team 2. Share PASS information 3. Distribute, collect, return forms (in Kit) 4. Track Group Points & Submit Final Report 5. Distribute incentives 6. Have fun! 17

18 Start Up Kit: Walk Texas Program Description 10-Week Challenge How it works Group Leader Responsibilities Participation in the Challenge Incentives and Tracking Appendices: Forms (next slide) Final Report (Just 1 #) 18

19 Appendices: Forms A: Registration FormA: Registration Form A: Release of LiabilityA: Release of Liability B: Tracking LogB: Tracking Log B: Activity ChartB: Activity Chart C: Award FormC: Award Form C: EvaluationsC: Evaluations C: Group Leader Check Off Sheet & final reportC: Group Leader Check Off Sheet & final report 19

20 Evaluation Required Forms: Registration, Award Evaluations Final Reports 20

21 2005 Participant Data 21

22 2005 Participant Data 22

23 2005 Participant Data 23

24 2005 Participant Data 24

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27 Walk Texas Austin Chapter 10-Week Challenge 2005 Participant Phone Survey Did your participation in the 10-Week Challenge help you become more physically active? Yes / No Please explain: Do you still work out or exercise the same number of days a week now as you did during the 10-week challenge? Yes / No Please explain: On average, how many days per week do you exercise for at least 30 minutes, in which your heart rate increases and it makes you sweat? ______________________________ What physical activity do you engage in most of the time? If you could do one thing to make the Walk Texas Challenge better, what would that be? Phone Survey: 1 year 9 months 6 months 3 months After 10-Week Challenge 27

28 Active Austin Guide Walk Texas – Austin Chapter Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department Steps to a Healthier Austin Initiative 28 The Active Austin Guide is a resource booklet of free or low cost community resources for physical activity or healthy nutrition. Includes: local parks, pools, preserves, trails, cycling trails, state parks in our region, county parks, community gardens, farmers markets, local, state, and national organizations. Printing funded by Steps to a Healthier Austin Program.

29 Contact Information Sabrina McCarty Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department - Steps to a Healthier Austin Program P.O. Box 1088 Austin, Texas


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