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Updated: 13 April 2011

International Guidelines and Advocacy Tools

 

There are a number of international guidelines and advocacy tools available to provide information, recommendations and support on a range of topics relating to physical activity.

 

A Healthy City Is An Active City

A Healthy City Is An Active City

This WHO planning guide provides a range of ideas, information and tools for developing a comprehensive plan for creating a healthy, active city by enhancing physical activity in the urban environment.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2008
Community Engagement in Plan Making

Community Engagement in Plan Making

The document developed by the UK Local Government Improvement and Development and Planning Advisory Service provides advice to help develop an appropriate and effective approach to engaging with communities in plan-making to help shape the place they live to create better and more sustainable communities.

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Year published: 2010
Commentary on the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

Commentary on the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

AusPAnet Director and Heart Foundation (WA) Director of Cardiovascular Health Trevor Shilton reports from New York where he was a delegate at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Disease Prevention (representing the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)).

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Year published: 2011
Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health

The World Health Organization developed the "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" with the overall aim of providing national and regional level policy makers with guidance on the dose-response relationship between the frequency, duration, intensity, type and total amount of physical activity needed for the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

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Year published: 2010
Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Published by the Global Advocacy for Physical Activity, Investments that Work for Physical Activity is complementary to the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. The document can be used to support your work in raising the priority of physical activity and the benefits of investment and increased action.

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

The following international physical activity advocacy resource was developed by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), IASO and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth). The resource makes a strong case for promoting physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Promoting Physical Activity and Active Living in Urban Environments

Developed by the World Health Organization, this booklet concisely overviews the best available evidence on physical activity in the urban environment and makes suggestions for policy and practice based on that evidence.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2006
SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper

SpaceShaper is a practical toolkit to measure the quality of a public space before investing time and money in improving it.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2007
The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

12 Attributes of Bikeway Networks

The following one page document by Paul-Andre Larose, Ph.D. Ontario, Canada, lists the twelve key attributes necessary for a successful bikeway network which encourages and supports the uptake of active transport.

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Year published: 2011