The 4th report in our Building Momentum series.
The 4th Building Momentum report sets out the emerging evidence for the benefits of promoting physical activity in primary healthcare, and explains why designing and enacting such policies is good for individual health and economies.
This is the first report of its kind, offering a global policy perspective on developments and progress, as well as guidance on foundational policy processes and components.
The report draws strongly on the experience of developing and implementing physical activity promotion policy from experts from several countries. Supplementary annexes provide additional information to support the main report:
Kendra Chow, our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, explores how policy can help promote physical activity in primary healthcare.
You can now watch the launch webinar for this report, with insights from:
Physical activity plays a vital role in promoting and maintaining good physical and mental health, but too many individuals are not meeting recommendations. Policies that support physical activity promotion within primary healthcare settings are a key tenet of a comprehensive, systems-wide approach to increase physical activity, and help prevent and manage many non-communicable diseases, including cancers.
If we want it to work within healthcare, then we need to look beyond healthcare to what the wider system is… You need the infrastructure within the healthcare system to support that to happen, … partnerships working with those in key positions in the communities, …[and] in the public sector — Flora Jackson, Public Health Scotland