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Appendices

Appendix of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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4. Applying the Framework

Section four of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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3. The Framework

Section three of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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2. The Importance of Physical Activity

Section two of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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1. Introduction

Section one of Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012 - 2016.

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It's Your Move! Getting Students Active Presentation

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active Presentation

On Tuesday 29 November 2011, the Physical Activity Taskforce invited school principals, teachers and representatives of school boards to an information session on how schools can help children develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

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Active Living Principles

Active Living Principles

Active living is a lifestyle choice where people incorporate physical activity into their daily routines – cycling to work or school, walking to the bus stop, playing with the kids, gardening, or catching up with friends for active fun. It also includes competing in a sport or participating in an activity class or pursuit for pleasure and fitness.

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Key Policy Drivers

Key Policy Drivers

Active Living for All has been developed in line with key policy drivers at a global, federal, state and local level. This promotes a responsive and complementary approach as well as having the potential to influence and embed active living principles in these important plans and strategies.

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Local

The new integrated planning and reporting program gives local governments a framework for establishing local priorities and to link this information to operational functions.

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State

These State drivers provide an integrated and coordinated response to deliver a whole of government and whole of community approach in tackling physical inactivity. These strategies and plans are also key to the success of increasing physical activity levels in WA and provide an opportunity to embed the active living principles and drive this agenda forward to create change.

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National

These national strategies impact the active living agenda and provide strategic guidance to the States and Territories.

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Global

These are the international drivers that provide a summary of the evidence and actions needed for national action on physical activity.

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Program Evaluations

This section includes links to the evaluations of specific programs and services. These evaluations can help inform the refinement of existing programs or development of new initiatives.

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Funding Matrix

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Healthy Active by Design Principles

Healthy Active by Design Principles

The Physical Activity Taskforce presented on healthy active by design principles at the New Urbanism and Smart Transport 2011 International Conference held in Perth (26 - 27 September 2011).

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WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase healthy lifestyle behaviours among WA workers.

Government Policy and Programs

Government Policy and Programs

Government policy and programs are essential in supporting improved and increased opportunities for physical activity in Western Australia.

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Communications, Advocacy and Publications

Communications, Advocacy and Publications

There are a number of communication and advocacy publications available in relation to improving and increasing opportunities for physical activity.

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Research and Evaluation

Research and Evaluation

There is a significant amount of evidence to support the benefits of physical activity and the importance of improving and increasing opportunities for all Western Australians to be more active.

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Accessibility

Accessibility

The 'accessibility' key subject area encompasses resources relating to a range of things - from inclusion and barriers to physical activity through to resources in relation to infrastructural access issues and the built environment.

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Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

Physical activity, sport and recreation makes an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals and groups in Western Australia. There are a number of physical activity, sport and recreation resources available in the form of guidelines, programs, policies and plans.

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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

There are a huge range of resources available, including case studies, research and publications, in relation to health and wellness.

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Active Transport

Active Transport

Active transport is the most practical and sustainable way to increase physical activity levels, helping Western Australian’s to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

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Physical Activity Settings

Physical Activity Settings

There are certain settings, such as schools and the workplace, which present particularly good opportunities for initiatives aimed at increasing levels of physical activity.

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Population Groups

Population Groups

There are a number of physical activity resources and information that relates to specific demographic groups.

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Built Environment, Infrastructure and Planning

Built Environment, Infrastructure and Planning

There is an accumulating body of evidence which demonstrates the linkages between the design of the built environment and its impact on physical activity, wellbeing and overall health.

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Resources by Key Subject Area

Resources by Key Subject Area

Rather than accessing resources based on their 'resource type' (eg: case studies, publications etc), search the physical activity resources portal by key subject area.

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International Physical Activity Websites

The following is a list of international websites which are relevant to physical activity.

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Nature Play WA

Nature Play WA

Research undertaken around the world indicates there are real benefits for children being involved in nature. If you’re a parent looking for ideas on how to get your children more involved in outdoor activities in Western Australia, then the Nature Play WA website is a great place to start!

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Local Government Managers Association (WA)

Local Government Managers Association (WA)

The Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) WA is a professional association representing managers and aspiring managers in local government. The LGMA is committed to the development and improvement of local government management. It is committed to maintaining high professional and ethical standards throughout the profession and to ensuring that its members are at the forefront of change and innovation.

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Taskforce Reports, Plans and Submissions

The Physical Activity Taskforce lodged a number of submissions on a range of issues relating to physical activity.

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Pedometer Challenge Checklist

Pedometer Challenge Checklist

This resource produced by the Physical Activity Taskforce provides a comprehensive list of factors to consider when developing a pedometer challenge.

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Curriculum Publications

Curriculum resources for schools, teachers and parents.

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Checklists

Checklists to assist local governments and community organisations in conducting walking related initiatives.

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Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government GrantsLINK (external link)

Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government GrantsLINK (external link)

The Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government Grants Directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you develop solutions to local and national problems; fund ideas and initiatives; and, get assistance in times of hardship.

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Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The following presentation relates to the Choose Active Transport Teachers' Resource which was launched by the Taskforce in April 2011.

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International

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.

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National & Interstate

There are a number of guidelines and advocacy tools, developed nationally and by other States, that are available to provide information, recommendations and support on a range of topics relating to physical activity.

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WA

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

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WA Programs and Campaigns

Western Australian physical activity programs, services and campaigns being run by government and/or non government agencies and organisations.

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National Programs and Campaigns

Australia wide physical activity programs, services and campaigns being run by government and/or non government agencies and organisations.

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Local Programs & Campaigns

Local physical activity programs, services and campaigns being run by government and/or non government agencies and organisations.

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Policy and Planning Case Studies

The following policy and planning case studies may assist local governments, non governments and community organisations in developing their own physical activity policy and plans.

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Grant Directory and Useful Resources

The following grant directory and resources may be helpful in sourcing funding opportunities for groups or organisations wanting to become involved or continue to be involved in promoting physical activity.

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Programs and Services

Programs and Services

Details of local, state and national physical activity programs, services and campaigns are provided below.

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Publications

Publications

Physical activity publications including: brochures, checklists, fact sheets, guidelines and advocacy tools; newsletters; presentations research; past Physical Activity Taskforce reports, plans and submissions; and, Walking maps.

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Interstate Physical Activity Websites

The following is a list of the interstate (be active wa equivalent) physical activity websites.

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Built Environment Case Studies

The following built environment case studies and best practice examples may assist local governments, non governments and community organisations in undertaking their own projects.

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Methodology

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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City of Cockburn: Be Active In Cockburn

City of Cockburn: Be Active In Cockburn

After having developed a Physical Activity Plan, the City of Cockburn looked to implement a range of initiatives identified within the plan. This included employing a project officer and developing a dedicated physical activity website.

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Age Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2006 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Programs and Services Case Studies

The following case studies may assist local governments, non-government and community organisations in designing their own programs and services.

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Walking Case Studies

Walking Case Studies

The following walking case studies may assist local governments, non government and community organisations in designing their own walking programs and activities.

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Health Regions in WA Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Regions of WA Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Gender, Occupation and Education Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Age Fact Sheets

The Physical Activity Taskforce produced a number of fact sheets relating to the findings of the 2002 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

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Academic Groups

The following is a list of academic physical activity related websites.

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Non-Government Organisations and Professional Bodies

The following is a list of non-government physical activity websites.

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State Agencies

The following is a list of State agency physical activity websites.

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Federal Agencies

The following is a list of federal agency physical activity websites.

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Physical activity case studies, including best practice local government initiatives in relation to: policy and planning, walking, programs and services, the built environment and sample physical activity plans.

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National Physical Activity Guidelines

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing have developed a set of national physical activity guideline brochures for children, adults and older Australians.

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Past Taskforce Research

The Physical Activity Taskforce supported a variety of physical activity research in Western Australia. Two key research pieces include the Physical Activity Adult Survey and Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS).

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Annual Reports

The Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) Annual Reports outline the activities undertaken by the Taskforce.

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Policy, Planning and Strategy Documents

This section contains a list of key policy drivers at a global, federal, state and local level that have the potential to influence and embed active living principles in their important plans and strategies.

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Guidelines and Advocacy Tools

Guidelines and advocacy tools which provide guidance on recommended physical activity levels and a range of issues relating to improving and increasing opportunities for physical activity.

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Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding

A Physical Activity Grants and Funding Matrix has been developed and identifies a number of resources to assist groups and organisations with their funding applications.

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Weblinks

Weblinks

Links to a range of alternative federal agency, state agency, non-government and academic physical activity websites.

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Presentations

Presentations delivered at Physical Activity Taskforce events and programs.

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Brochures

Brochures, developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce and/or external agencies, in relation to issues such as physical activity levels in Western Australia, the costs of physical inactivity and physical activity guidelines.

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Past Newsletters

Physical activity newsletters which will help keep you up to date on the latest industry research, issues, news and events. Subscribe today!

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