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Social Cities

Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. Indeed, a lack of face-to-face contact can put our health at risk. This understanding has inspired the Grattan Institute's new report, Social Cities. It looks at ways to make cities better places to live by increasing our opportunities to connect with other people.

Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

Addressing Active Living through Councils’ Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

The Active Living Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework (IPR) Resource has been prepared for the Premier’s Council for Active Living and the New South Wales Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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Year published: 2010
National Preventative Health Strategy

National Preventative Health Strategy

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon, launched the National Preventative Health Strategy on 1 September 2009. The Strategy provides a blueprint for tackling the burden of chronic disease currently caused by obesity, tobacco, and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is directed at primary prevention and addresses all relevant arms of policy and all available points of leverage, in both the health and non-health sectors.

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for WA

The Drug and Alcohol Interagency Strategic Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015 - is Western Australia's key policy document that outlines strategies which seek to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs in Western Australia.

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

The Mental Health Commission has a ten year strategic policy Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business.

Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

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.

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

The World Health Organization: Global Health Risks and Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases is a key document written primarily for the community of international development partners, as well as those in government and civil society concerned with urgent action to address the rapidly increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle -income countries and its serious implications for poverty reduction and economic development.

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Year published: 2009
Local Government Active Living Strategy

Local Government Active Living Strategy

The Taskforce developed a Local Government Active Living Strategy which aimed to support Local Government through a coordinated and collaborative approach to key issues that impact on opportunities for active living within the community.

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Year published: 2011
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.

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mark Fenton Presentation

Mr Fenton shared his knowledge on how to create more active places and people in your community – leading to more liveable, sustainable, and productive cities and towns.

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

It's Your Move! Getting Students Active

The following brochure was co-developed by the Department of Education and Physical Activity Taskforce to assist schools in understanding how they can support students to develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

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
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.

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
Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Eat Well Play Well: A Guide for Parents

Developed by the Department of Education, with funding support from the Physical Activity Taskforce, this booklet for parents has been developed to help tackle the increasingly serious issues of childhood obesity and inactivity.

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods

Developed by the Heart Foundation, this brochure highlights the results of consumer preferences for healthy developments and provides some basic guidance to the development industry on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods.

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

An Australian Vision for Active Transport

This report, prepared by the Australia Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia and International Association of Public Transport, calls on the Australian Government to make a major commitment to driving active transport in Australia.

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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European Cyclists' Federation

European Cyclists' Federation

The European Cyclists' Federation stands for promoting and encouraging cycling throughout Europe and abroad, cycling policy at European level, cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor Environment-friendly mobility, cycling as a health factor, cycling as part of intermobility and safety for vulnerable road users.

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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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Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

Global Advocacy for Physical Activity

The Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), the newly created Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) has established a small initial Steering Committee to coordinate GAPA's work.

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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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Department for Communities

Department for Communities

The Department for Communities builds strong, vibrant communities by supporting and advocating on behalf of children, parents and their families, young people, women, seniors, carers, volunteers and non-government organisations. The department is also responsible for the delivery of programs and services to support and strengthen Western Australia’s diverse communities and provides a number of information and support services.

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

PHAIWA - Public Health Advocacy Toolkit

Developed by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, this toolkit is a practical resource that supports and encourages health professionals and interested organisations to engage in advocacy.

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Year published: 2010
Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

Heart Foundation Walkability Checklist

The National Heart Foundation has developed a checklist, as a national consumer advocacy tool, that asks community residents to be the ‘eyes and feet’ of their Local Government council to provide feedback on the ‘walkability’ of their local neighbourhoods.

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Year published: 2011
Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) works closely with its partner organisations and other public health groups to promote public health interests and action in priority areas such as obesity, alcohol, environment & health, injury, child health, Indigenous health and public health expenditure. The PHAIWA is an independent public health voice.

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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
Staying Mentally Healthy

Staying Mentally Healthy

Developed by the Department of Communities, this is a brochure for seniors about depression. One of the key areas covered is the importance of physical activity and social contact in preventing depression in older people.

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Year published: 2010
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.

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.

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.

Choose Active Transport

Choose Active Transport

The Choose Active Transport presentation covers the funding bodies and partners that were responsible for this resource being developed, the steps involved in developing this resource and specific information on the Teachers Resource and Matilda's Morning Adventures storybook.

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Year published: 2011
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.

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
Sign Up to the AusPAnet Enewsletter

Sign Up to the AusPAnet Enewsletter

AusPAnet is an electronic newsletter developed by the National Heart Foundation. It includes new Australian and international resources and publications, details of upcoming events, professional development and employment opportunities.

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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.

Healthy Environments Healthy Children

Healthy Environments Healthy Children

The Heart Foundation and the Western Australian Council of State School Organisations (WACSSO) have developed a resource - a guide advocating for walking, cycling and other health issues - to assist parent groups to influence their school community to make positive changes to their environment, making it easier for children to lead healthy, more active lives.

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Year published: 2009
Blueprint for an Active Australia

Blueprint for an Active Australia

Developed by the National Heart Foundation, 'Blueprint for an active Australia' provides key information to help governments, organisations, associations and agencies formulate a national physical activity plan for action.

City of Wanneroo: Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 Project

City of Wanneroo: Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 Project

The City of Wanneroo created the Get Active Wanneroo 10,000 plan in response to the declining levels of physical activity in Western Australia.

DSR Policies and Initiatives

DSR Policies and Initiatives

The Department of Sport and Recreation plays a vital role in delivering physical activity outcomes through sport and recreation. This document is an overview of current work being undertaken by the department.

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Year published: 2009
Walk Week Seminar Presentation

Walk Week Seminar Presentation

This presentation highlights key findings from the 2009 Physical Activity Adult Survey, with a specific focus on walking.

Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan

Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan

The Physical Activity Taskforce 2006-2007 Evaluation Plan provides a summary of the strategies and program activities undertaken in 2006 to 2007 by key government and non-government agencies represented on the Physical Activity Taskforce.

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Year published: 2008
Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011

Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011

This Physical Activity Taskforce Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011 outlined the importance of partnerships and sets new directions for promoting physical activity in Western Australia. The Strategic Plan envisages encouraging and supporting a 'whole of community' change in attitude and behaviour towards physical activity.

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Year published: 2007
Communications Strategy 2002-2011

Communications Strategy 2002-2011

The following communications strategy was developed by the Taskforce's Communications Advisory Committee as a comprehensive, long-term communications framework for the Physical Activity Taskforce.

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Year published: 2002
Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07

Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07

The Physical Activity Taskforce Four Year Implementation Plan 2003/04 - 2006/07 provides a summary of the achievements of agencies' from 2003/04 to 2006/07.

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Year published: 2007
Implementation Plan 2009

Implementation Plan 2009

The Physical Activity Taskforce Implementation Plan 2009 document was prepared by working with stakeholders across a range of government and non government agencies.

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Year published: 2009
WA Sports Federation

WA Sports Federation

The Western Australian Sports Federation (WASF) is the independent, peak industry body for sport and active recreation in Western Australia. WASF exists to support, promote and advocate for the ongoing development of sport and active recreation in WA.

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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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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.

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

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