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Sharing School Facilities Research

Sharing School Facilities Research

A new research brief from Active Living Research summarises research on community access to school sport and recreation facilities outside of school hours, as well as studies that examine the shared use of school facilities and programs with other community groups or agencies. It also describes challenges commonly associated with the shared use of recreational facilities, and opportunities for policy-makers at the state and local level.

Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

Diagnosis of Physical Activity in Western Australia

In 2011, as part of a broader strategic directions project, the Physical Activity Taskforce commissioned TNS Australia to conduct a diagnosis of physical activity in Western Australia.

Healthway Strategic Plan

Healthway Strategic Plan

The Healthway Strategic Plan 2008-2011 sets key directions for Healthway and identifies Healthway's goals and strategies.

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Fiona Bull Presentation

Professor Bull, from the Centre for Built Environment and Health - School of Population Health, presented on the global physical activity agenda and how this can help inform local direction to your community.

Summary of 2008-2010 ERASS data for Western Australia

Summary of 2008-2010 ERASS data for Western Australia

Prepared by the Physical Activity Taskforce, this document provides a summary of participation for Western Australian respondents to the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Exercise, Recreation and Sport Surveys (ERASS), with comparisons made to the national results.

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Year published: 2011
National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

The Australian Bicycle Council has released the following National Cycling Participation Survey (31 August 2011). The survey, which reports on cycling for transport and recreation, provides baseline data on cycling participation in Australia.

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Year published: 2011
The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The British Cycling Economy - Gross Cycling Product Report

The London School of Economics and Political Science have released the following Gross Cycling Product report which determines that cycling annually contributes almost £3 billion to the UK economy.

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Year published: 2011
Health and Wellbeing of Western Australian Adults 2010

Health and Wellbeing of Western Australian Adults 2010

The WA Department of Health released its summary of adult data from the Health and Wellbeing Surveillance Survey (HWSS) on 16 July 2011. The HWSS is a continuous data collection system which was developed by the Department of Health to monitor the health and wellbeing of Western Australians. This report presents what WA adults aged 16 years and over were saying about their health and wellbeing in 2010.

Built Environment - Literature Review

Built Environment - Literature Review

The University of New South Wales' Healthy Built Environments Program (HBEP) has completed a major scholarly literature review (2011) examining the role of the built environment in supporting human health as part of everyday living.

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Year published: 2011
Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

Weight Related Public Messages - Risk of Harm

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration has developed a report which looks at the unintended consequences of campaigns and resources that provide weight-related messages.

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Year published: 2011
Australian Social Trends (cat.no.4102.0)

Australian Social Trends (cat.no.4102.0)

This article looks at the rates of participation in sport and physical recreation across Australia for people aged 15 years and over, by selected characteristics and by selected activities.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation) - Handout

The document developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation provides local governments with sources of data collection.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Community Profiling – Data Requirements & Sources Presentation (Department of Health) - Handout 2

Given the small population numbers in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs), the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Branch is unable to provide valid and reliable prevalence estimates. However, data for the health district can be provided as outlined in this document.

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Year published: 2011
Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

Applying for Funding – Key Considerations Presentation - City of Rockingham Case Study

Jo Davies from the Physical Activity Taskforce provided a case study on the City of Rockingham's research and data collection undertaken for their Community Infrastructure Plan.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Sport and Recreation)

Susan McDonald from the Department of Sport and Recreation provided an overview of sources the department uses for community profiling.

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Year published: 2011
Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Community Profiling – Data Requirements and Sources Presentation (Department of Health)

Sarah Joyce from the Department of Health WA provided an overview of data that is available from the department and other government sources.

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Year published: 2011
Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada

With dramatically rising rates of overweight and obesity, “healthy living” needs to become a way of life for more Canadians. Making healthy food choices, staying physically active and maintaining a healthy weight are essential to good health, and key areas of focus for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Alberta Centre for Active Living

Alberta Centre for Active Living

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is an advocate of physical activity and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organisations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity. The website also links to a wide range of resources from other organisations on many aspects of physical activity, including workplace, children and youth, older adults and preventing chronic diseases

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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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Physical Activity and Health Alliance

Physical Activity and Health Alliance

The Scottish Physical Activity and Health Alliance is a network that engages a variety of people from different sectors and professions who are involved in the promotion of physical activity and health in Scotland. It helps to inform people, connect people with others and to aid policy development and implementation.

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Cancer Council WA

Cancer Council WA

Dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of cancer on West Australians through advocacy, research, education and support for cancer patients and their families.

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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention

Published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this book is the result of work undertaken at the OECD since 2007. A wealth of data and analysis is presented within, with the aim of supporting the development of policies for tackling obesity and preventing chronic diseases.

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Year published: 2010
Physical Activity Grants and Funding Matrix

Physical Activity Grants and Funding Matrix

A number of physical activity related funding opportunities provided by non-government, local, State and federal agencies have been identified.

How Active are Western Australians

How Active are Western Australians

This presentation outlines the methodology, key findings and comparisons for the 2008 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) and the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey.

The Effect of Daylight Saving on West Australian Adults' Physical Activity 2006-2008

The Effect of Daylight Saving on West Australian Adults' Physical Activity 2006-2008

To understand the impact daylight saving had on the physical activity patterns of Western Australians, a cohort of 1300 adult residents was interviewed about when they were physical active prior to the introduction of daylight saving and again at the end of the daylight saving period.

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Year published: 2008

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