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Active Living 101 Seminar

The Physical Activity Taskforce conducted the Active Living 101 Seminar on Wednesday 4 April 2012 at the Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre. Over 80 people attended. The key messages presented were about active living and the importance of activating people and places for the health and wellbeing of our community.

Healthy Active Workplaces Presentation

Healthy Active Workplaces Presentation

Professor Paul Taylor, Director of the Body-Brain Performance Institute and Angie Leighton, Blooming Minds WA present evidence on the real cost of poor employee health.

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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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Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

The following presentation was delivered by Research Assistant Professor Karen Martin, University of Western Australia, on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

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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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TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

TravelSmart Workplace Program - Evaluation Summary

The following document is a four page summary of the TravelSmart Workplace Program evaluation which was carried out by independent evaluation in April - July 2011. The evaluation summarises the evaluation process, findings and recommendations for enhancing the program. The TravelSmart Workplace program supports employers and site managers to reduce car trips to their workplaces and enable active, sustainable travel choices.

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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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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.

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase the proportion of WA children and adolescents who have a healthy diet, are physically active and are a healthy weight.

City of Stirling: It's Your Choice - Handy Guide

City of Stirling: It's Your Choice - Handy Guide

Created by the City of Stirling the guide encourages residents to get off the couch and enjoy the wonderful surroundings the City has to offer while living a healthy and active life.

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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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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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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Cost Effectiveness Study

Cost Effectiveness Study

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for many chronic diseases and is estimated to cost around AU$2.1 billion, to the Western Australian economy each year. This study investigates the cost-effectiveness of a subsidy program for general practitioners (GPs) to promote physical activity, as an intervention strategy.

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Department of Local Government - Guide to Submission Writing (external link)

Department of Local Government - Guide to Submission Writing (external link)

The Department of Local Government has developed a Guide To Grant Submission Writing for Local Government. It provides suggestions and tips to assist you in the grant submission process.

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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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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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Health Regions in WA 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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Regions of WA 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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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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Physical Activity Plan Examples

Physical Activity Plan Examples

The Taskforce compiled a list of sample physical activity plans which may assist local governments and other key stakeholders in developing their own physical activity plans.

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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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Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

Walk WA: A Walking Strategy for Western Australia 2007-2020

This strategy was developed by the Physical Activity Taskforce to assist the community and all organisations and agencies involved in walking throughout Western Australia. Walk WA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of every Western Australian.

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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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