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Promising Practice 2 – building an evidence-base on ‘what works’ in getting more people, more active, more often across the UK

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20 December 2016

At ukactive our mantra has always been to improve the health of the nation through getting more people, more active, more often. We exist to serve anyone with a role to play in encouraging people to get active in all aspects of their lives, be it at home, with family and friends, or at work with colleagues. In order to achieve this, it is important that organisations, individuals and groups working to increase physical activity levels across the UK have access to practical guidance on best practice and an evidence-base on what works at both a local and national scale.  

Creating an evidence-base is essential to growing engagement in and with the physical activity sector. Our aim is to consolidate and share knowledge on valid and reliable interventions that have real world impact in getting people active and improving the health and well-being of communities across the UK. This will enable those delivering programmes and projects that increase physical activity to follow best practice and provide good quality services, while making sure that policymakers are able to create policies using substantial and up-to-date research. Furthermore, in a time when councils are experiencing cutbacks and budgets are being squeezed, it is essential that local authorities know how best to invest funds to deliver services that have the greatest positive impact.

To continue to grow the knowledge-base on ‘what works’ in getting more people, more active, more often organisations, individuals and groups need to have the know-how and capability to collect accurate and veracious data. That is where the sharing of best practice plays an invaluable role. This is why the ukactive Research Institute in collaboration with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and Public Health England, are once again seeking to identify physical activity programmes that demonstrate good and promising practice in local communities.

Promising Practice 2, the second iteration of the Promising Practice project, aims to identify and stimulate scalable solutions to Britain’s physical inactivity epidemic, as well as championing those delivering great opportunities for people to become more active and transform lives across the UK. And to do this, we need your help.

If you or your organisation is running an initiative that aims to tackle physical inactivity, let us know by submitting details of your programme or project, and the impact it is having, using our simple online questionnaire:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PromisingPractice_2

The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and is set to close at 5pm on Monday 9th January 2017. 

All submissions will be reviewed and classified by a senior academic board made up of members of the ukactive Research Institute, the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and Public Health England.

For further information please contact rachellawson@ukactive.org.uk or visit http://www.ukactive.com/policy-insight/promising-practice-in-physical-activity_2

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