WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030: more active people for a better world
In June 2018, the World Health Organisation launched the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030: more active people for a better world. The GAPPA is a landmark document for physical activity and health globally. To find out more and to download your copy, visit here.
Joint ISBNPA/ISPAH Webinar about the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA)
The Global Action Plan on PA (GAPPA) is a WHO initiative to promote PA worldwide for adoption in May 2018. GAPPA lays out the rationale and opportunities for multi-sectoral actions for progress on a key risk factor for NCDs.
1. Inform about the plan
2. Provide opportunity for feedback on plan with focus on research needs
3. Provide opportunity for questions and discussion of GAPPA's draft document and the elaboration of the societies' key feedback points
Fiona Bull presented the plan. Charlie Foster (ISPAH President) and Jo Salmon (ISBNPA Past-President) led the discussion.
You can access a recording of the webinar here.
Momentum towards a more physically active future
In recognition of World Physical Activity Day 2017 on April 6, Trevor Shilton (ISPAH) and Lucy Westerman (NCD Alliance) have co-authored a blog discussing progress in the world of physical activity advocacy in the last 12 months and opportunities moving forward.
To read the blog please visit: Momentum towards a more physically active future
NCD Alliance webinar
During the NCD Alliance webinar on 14th February 2017, Dr Fiona Bull of WHO and Past President of the International Society for Physical Activity & Health (ISPAH) shared an overview of recent developments in physical activity advocacy - including an introduction to the Bankgok Declaration on Physical Activity and Health and Sustainable Development, and global policy movements including the WHO Executive Board endorsement of a proposal to develop a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity for presentation in 2018.
To watch the recording please visit: https://youtu.be/9Txi5ks_OIM
ISPAH Early Career Network Workshop
On Wednesday 16 November 2016, the ISPAH Early Career Network hosted a Pre-Congress workshop. The aim of the workshop was to foster the interaction and career development of early career professionals in physical activity and public health. Senior academics presented on a range of topics from grant writing to publishing, as well as the broad range of career pathways available tophysical activity and health researchers.
To watch the recordings please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFCiLzgHHXz0C_FNoqGwxlQ8S8CZGfKYz