This document outlines the actions for wellness over the next 3 year (06-08). It reflects an increased focus on a shared responsibility for health and provides direction for promoting health, preventing illness and injury and increasing capacity in many sectors.
This resource is available in the Centre library: Health/Well-being--Public Policy, ID #1289
pdf file, 4 pages Published: Dec 2005 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This WellSpring issue examines the recent implementation of daily physical activity (DPA) in Alberta schools and offers some examples of schools that have successfully incorporated DPA into the school day. The issue also discusses ways in which Alberta Education is supporting the initiative.
The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) is a Canada-wide partnership of organizations and individuals interested in the field of healthy aging. ALCOA encourages older Canadians to maintain their well-being and independence through daily physical activity. ALCOA collaborates with its organizational membership on many older adult active living resources and projects. Examples include Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults, ALCOA's Research Update, the Speakers' Bureau, Diabetes Project, and A Blueprint for Action.
69 pages Published: 2007 GeoOrigin: British Columbia
This report is the result of consultations across BC to see what barriers or gaps exist in community supports to seniors, identify services that help them stay active and strategies that include tools and promising practices.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Group--Older Adults, ID #1266
pdf file, 392 pages Published: Nov 2002 GeoOrigin: National
This report reviews medicare and recommends ways to improve the system's qualtity and sustainability. Chapter 5 ("Primary Health Care and Prevention," pp. 128-134) recognizes the value of physical activity in preventing chronic disease.
The report also recommends that the federal government "kick-start" primary health-care reform with $2.5 billion in funding between 2003 and 2005. These funds are to be used partly for "making Canada a world leader in reducing tobacco use and obesity."
The report also urges measures to increase physical activity in schools, support healthier workplaces, and systematically educate Canadians about the value of physical activity.
pdf file, 25 pages Published: 2007 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This booklet provides curriculum-based suggestions to help teachers incorporate fun physical activity into the classroom.
Designed for grades K-9, the booklet includes ideas for small spaces or classrooms and for outdoor or gym activities.
An excellent way to help students achieve their daily physical activity of 30 minutes.
Kolbe, L., Kann, L., Patterson, B., Wechsler, H., Osorio, J., & Collins, J. (2004). Enabling the nation's schools to help prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, diabetes, and other serious health problems. Public Health Reports, 119, 286-302.
These briefings address a variety of topics, including physical activity. They combine a teleconference with an interactive Web presentation. During each briefing, national experts help you develop senior health promotion and community education programs. You can call in toll free to hear the audio portion, and connect online to view and download documents.
The 2010 Active Healthy Kids Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
This report highlights the importance of physical activity among our nations's youngest population, the outcomes associated with physical activity (in particular the psychosocial), and explores recently released data on the declining fitness of the nation. It evaluates 17 indicators across 5 broad areas of influence.
A hard copy is also available in the Centre Library: Population Groups-Children/Youth, Report ID #1322.
Describes some of the key factors which support and encourage walking in a community. Provides tools to test the walkability of an area and gives tips to help make walking part of a daily routine. Includes links to related resources. Production of this material has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
This resource kit provides strategies and resources service providers can use to create environments in which older adults can lead healthier lifestyles. The kit is not a comprehensive guide, but is a supplemental resource that focuses on physical activity, nutrition, falls prevention, and weight management.
This is a special supplement that has been developed to serve as a guide for multiple organizations, associations and agencies to inform and support their planning work related to increasing physical activity among America's aging population.
Volume 9 Supplement May 2001 Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Group--Older Adults [file cabinet], ID #1265
Yancey, A.K., Lewis, L.B., Sloane, D.C., Guinyard, J.J., Diamant, A.L., Nascimento, L.M., et al. (2004). Leading by example: A local health department-community collaboration to incorporate physical activity into organizational practice. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 10, 116-123.
The World Health Organization (WHO) urges member states to celebrate "Move for Health" day each year to promote physical activity as essential for health and well-being. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for chronic, noncommunicable diseases which cause 60% of global death and 47% of the burden of disease. This web site provides information sheets dealing with physical activity that relate to benefits, policy, youth, women, and older people. Links to other related WHO strategies are provided.
The vision of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, an Aboriginal designed and controlled body, is to influence and advance the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples through carrying out knowledge-based strategies.
The 2004 Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in Balance is a report on the initial assessment of the nature, extent and consequences of childhood obesity. The findings and recommendations are described in the report.
You will also find a follow-up study and specific reports addressing the roles of schools, communities, media and industry.
At the bottom of the screen, you will find a series of fact sheets on these topics as well!
The Prince Edward Island Strategy for Healthy Living, through its partners, will collectively encourage and support Islanders to take measures to address the common risk factors that contribute to chronic disease (tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity).
Katz, D.L., O'Connell, M., Ming-Chen, Y., Nawaz, H., Njike, V., Anderson, L.M., et al. (2006). Public health strategies for preventing and controlling overweight and obesity in school and worksite settings: A report on recommendations of the task force on community prevention services. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Recommendations and Reports, 54, 1-12.
pdf file, 29 pages Published: Nov 2002 GeoOrigin: International
The negative effects of sprawl (developing low-density housing farther from urban centres) are drawing increased attention. This paper discusses disparities in physical activity, health conditions, and local opportunities to be physically active, particularly for low-income communities. Strategies that can improve neighbourhoods so that residents can lead healthy active lives are offered.
This website offers a wide range of active living and healthy eating information for the public. It also offers information tools and resources for recreation facilities across B.C., and for program leaders in local government buildings in B.C. Information and resources for food and beverage suppliers is also provided. The website promotes a collaborative approach to promote a wider range of healthy choices.
pdf file, 11 pages Published: 2008 GeoOrigin: International
The Supportive Environments for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating project (SEPAHE) aims to guide and assist local governments in Queensland to create environments that support increased physical activity and improved.