Building community coalitions for the promotion of physical activity: 10,000 steps Rockhampton

Mummery, Kerry, Brown, Wendy, Eakin, Elizabeth, Trost, Stewart G., & Schofield, Grant (2003) Building community coalitions for the promotion of physical activity: 10,000 steps Rockhampton. In Shilton, T. (Ed.) Active Living - All Together Better : National Physical Activity Conference, 12-14 November, 2003, Fremantle, WA.


The 10,000 Steps Rockhampton project is a multi-strategy community-wide, physical activity intervention based on the simultaneous implementation of five strategies, each identified as 'best practice' for the promotion of physical activity. Several community partners were engaged to develop and implement the strategies during the first eighteen months of the project. These included: the local media (TV, newspaper and radio); the local Division of General Practice and other health professional groups; the Heart Foundation and ‘Just Walk It’; the local council; and several large worksites. A local physical activity task force was also formed to administer a 'micro-grants' scheme, and to guide the development of community based strategies. The presentation will focus on the critical elements involved in developing and maintaining relationships with community partners. These include identification and ‘courting’ of potential partners, strategies for keeping them engaged, and the challenges of maintaining the balance between ‘top-down’ (evidence-based) and ‘bottom-up’ (community-driven) strategies. Data on implementation and uptake of the key strategies will also be presented. These include: 1) process data on the number of health

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2014 01:52
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