Getting Australia Active: A Systems Approach To PA Webinar

Getting Australia Active lll: A systems approach to physical activity

Physical inactivity contributes nearly the same as obesity and smoking to the global burden of disease, particularly to morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. But, compared to other risk factors, the role of physical inactivity is under-recognised in Australia’s chronic disease strategic planning and program implementation.

Australia has a relatively low rate of adults meeting the recommended minimum physical activity guidelines (43%) compared to other countries, and there is no national physical activity specific policy or plan. Further, adult rates of meeting physical activity guidelines in the National Health surveys have not improved for over 20 years. However, Australia ranks second in the world for physical activity research, indicating there is a mismatch between the research conducted and its translation into improving population health.

There is a need for a consistent systems approach to physical activity, and into interventions that influence population physical activity levels, including programs outside the health sector, for example through engagement with the Sport and Recreation, Education, Parks, Urban Planning and Transport sectors.

This webinar will briefly explore the development of the Getting Australia Active resource, provide a summary of best practice evidence in cross sectoral approaches to physical activity with particular consideration given to the role of the sport sector in contributing to population shifts in physical activity.

This webinar will focus on how to translate research evidence on how to increase population physical activity levels, into practice, in order to achieve optimum health and wellbeing. The webinar will provide an opportunity for continuing professional development for ESSA professionals whilst also enhancing their ability to deliver evidence based practice.

Presented by Dr Lindsey Reece 

Lindsey has extensive experience in applied research and evaluation, specialising in Physical Activity, Sport and Public Health. Within her current role as Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health,  she is the Academic Director of the SPRINTER (Sport and Active Recreation Intervention & Epidemiology Research) group - an innovative research partnership with the Office of Sport, NSW government.

SPRINTER is an exemplar of true partnership and works in supporting policy makers to listen and translate the evidence base, through informed decision making, policy development and evaluations of government led programs and services. SPRINTER also works on contributing to the evidence base by focusing on the role of sport and recreation in increasing population physical levels to promote healthy and happy communities.  SPRINTER works collaboratively with Sport Australia and with the sport and recreation sector, to enhance capability and capacity to create environments that enable more people to be active through sport and recreation.

A capable strategist and confident thought leader, Lindsey is happiest and at her best when managing numerous projects across a portfolio of highly complex, multi-sector programmes.  Her leadership is demonstrated by her role as Academic lead for parkrun au, her executive committee position on the Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA) and her active membership on the boards of Outdoors NSW and the parkrun global research board.

Schedule

Thursday, 10 September 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST
 
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Standard Time. 
Your local time will be: 
ACT:       12:00pm - 1:30pm 
NSW:   12:00pm - 1:30pm
NT:
11:30am - 1:00pm
QLD:
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
SA:
  11:30am - 1:00pm
TAS:
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
VIC:
  12:00pm - 1:30pm
WA:
  10:00am - 11:30am 

Rates per person

ESSA Member
      $30.00 
Non-Member
  $50.00
ESSA Student Member
  $15.00
Student Non-Member
  $25.00 
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Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Physiologist 

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When
10/09/2020
Where
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