HEPA Europe Working Group Sessions

National approaches to HEPA promotion

This session will give an update on recent activities related to the Policy Audit Tool (PAT), which provides a standardized approach to assessing national policies and programs on physical activity. Ongoing work supported by the Erasmus+ program to develop a new dissemination tool for the PAT results will be presented and next steps will be discussed with participants. 


HEPA and sport promotion in children and youth

This session will focus on the promotion of physical activity among young people and children and give an update of the most recent projects and developments in Europe. Particular attention will be given to Erasmus+ projects. Updates on guidance and also the challenges in evaluating and monitoring the impact of interventions will be addressed. The 2017 working group program will also be discussed and drafted.


Workplace HEPA promotion

In this session, the results of a survey which expanded on an previous edition run in 2015 on overall workplace HEPA promotion will be presented. Interests in sharing strategies, documents or practices and in obtaining additional information on workplace HEPA promotion were inquired. In addition, the working group’s programme for the year 2017 will be outlined and discussed.


Sport Clubs for Health

This session will focus on the practitioners’ perspective on the Sports Club for Health (SCforH) project. Various practical examples will be given on how sports clubs can implement SCforH in practice. More information about the SCforH ERASMUS+ project can be found here http://www.scforh.info


Designing ‘active’ healthcare‘ - Joint session of the working groups on health care approaches, active ageing and environment

This joint session with the ‘Active Environment’ , ‘Health Care Settings’ and ‘Active Ageing’ groups is considering the impact of the environment upon physical activity of older adults and those recovering from ill health, and the opportunities and limitations of care settings - what do we know? This will be followed by short session for the individual groups to discuss their respective work streams.


Working group on monitoring

In this session, the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Finland, will share experiences with analyzing raw accelerometer data. The possibility of using similar methods in several European countries to gain comparable data on physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) will also be discussed, with the possible goal of a large European data set to study the dose-response issues on PA, SB and health as well as regular monitoring on population level. Finally, the working group’s programme of work for the year 2017 will be drafted.

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