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Updated: 13 April 2012

Physical Activity Programs, Services and Campaigns

Programs and Services

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

 

Local Programs and Initiatives

Below is a range of examples of good practice local programs and initiatives.

ROC-Kreation Smart Clubs

ROC-Kreation Smart Clubs

ROC-Kreation Smart Clubs was created by the City of Rockingham to enhance and assist council and clubs to progress the management and development of sustainable, accessible "better" safer and smarter sport and recreation people, places and networks in the City.

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Active Freo

Active Freo

The Active Freo webpage created by the City of Fremantle provides access to information about local sporting clubs, parks, events, facilities and physical activity opportunities.

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Be Active Cockburn

Be Active Cockburn

The Be Active Cockburn website is a dedicated physical activity website set up to inform the community about how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with information on TravelSmart, healthy eating, tobacco smoking, alcohol, and mental health.

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Get Active Gold Coast

Get Active Gold Coast

An initiative of the Gold Coast Physical Activity Alliance, designed to encourage the adoption of an active and healthy lifestyle. The website provides information about local events, physical activity opportunities, sporting organisations and healthy eating.

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Year published: 2010
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.

WA Programs, Services and Campaigns

Below is a list of key WA program, services and campaigns related to physical activity.

ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart

ActiveSmart is a world-first physical activity participation program model based on the internationally recognised strategy used by the TravelSmart program. It uses tailored information, resources and personal contact to motivate and encourage households to participate in physical activity.

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Year published: 2012
Draw the Line

Draw the Line

The Draw the Line campaign aims to prevent unhealthy weight gain among Western Australia. It is the first weight related campaign to run in Western Australia.

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Year published: 2011
Find Thirty

Find Thirty

The Find Thirty every day campaign, initiated by the Heart Foundation, be active wa Physical Activity Taskforce and Department of Health, aims to increase the number of West Australian adults who are sufficiently active for good health.

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Year published: 2011
Get on Track Challenge

Get on Track Challenge

An initiative of Diabetes WA, funded by the Department of Health, the Get on Track Challenge is a free, fun and entertaining team-based physical activity and healthy eating program for all WA adults.

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Year published: 2011
Healthy Active Workplaces

Healthy Active Workplaces

Healthy Active Workplaces is an initiative formed by the Physical Activity Taskforce and the Department of Sport and Recreation which aims to help employers plan for healthy and active workplaces by providing opportunities to increase physical activity, health and wellbeing of employees.

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Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers. Heart Foundation Walking makes being active easy, even for those not used to being active.

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My Healthy Balance

My Healthy Balance

Developed by Diabetes WA, My Healthy Balance is a free internet program that can provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Sportslink

Sportslink

Developed by inclusionwa, Sportslink is a service is for children aged 7 to 12 that have a disability and want to develop their sporting skills and confidence. Sporting groups, schools, facility managers and local government are urged to adopt the program.

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TravelSmart

TravelSmart

Run by the Department of Transport, TravelSmart helps people to use cars less and to choose alternatives such as walking, cycling, and public transport.

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Unplug and Play

Unplug and Play

Developed by the Heart Foundation, the Unplug and Play Parent Campaign targets parents in Western Australia to increase their awareness of the urgent need for children to spend more time in active play and less time using TV, electronic games and the internet for entertainment.

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Act Belong Commit

Act Belong Commit

Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy and it’s as easy as A-B-C: Act-Belong-Commit.

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National Programs, Services and Campaigns

Below is a list of key national program, services and campaigns related to physical activity.

Heartmoves

Heartmoves

Heartmoves is a physical activity program designed by the Heart Foundation that takes into consideration people that are living with a heart condition.

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Swap it, Don't Stop it Campaign

Swap it, Don't Stop it Campaign

Swap It, Don’t Stop It! was launched on 13 March 2011. This new national campaign forms phase two of the Measure Up campaign which highlighted the link between increased waist measurement and the risk of chronic disease.

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Year published: 2011
Active After-school Communities

Active After-school Communities

The Active After-school Communities program is a national initiative that provides primary school-aged children with access to free, sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm.

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