The Advocacy Council

The Advocacy Council

The Advocacy Council

The principles underpinning The Advocacy Council are:

  • The prioritization of advocacy actions is based on evidence of effectiveness,
  • The application of advocacy actions is aimed at multiple levels:
    • Global, Regional, National, local
    • Across all relevant sectors
  • Advocacy actions employ multiple strategies including:
    • Political advocacy, media advocacy, professional mobilization, community mobilization, partnerships and coalition development and advocacy within organizations.
  • Advocacy is a dedicated function of GAPA and importantly is also integrated across ISPAH – including all councils, communications, partnerships and conferences

The Advocacy Council has five core strategies to help increase physical activity levels globally:

  1. Advocate for the development of national physical activity plans and upscaling implementation
  2. Develop global consensus documents, advocacy tools and products to support global advocacy for physical activity and enabling ISPAH to ‘speak with one voice’ on advocacy matters
  3. Use the occasion of the bi-annual ISPAH congress to promote and extend the proactive roles of ISPAH in supporting WHO and the global, regional and national agenda on physical activity
  4. Maximise effective coalitions and partnerships with like-minded global, regional and national agencies to advance physical activity
  5. Advancing evidence dissemination and translation as a mechanism to support advocacy objectives

Joining the Council

You can select to join The Advocacy Council when joining or renewing your ISPAH membership. If you are already an ISPAH member and would like to be a member, you can join by contacting Trevor via email.

Trevor Shilton
Trevor is Director of Cardiovascular Health at the National Heart Foundation of Australia (WA) and the Foundation’s National Lead for Physical Activity. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Population Health, Centre for Built Environment and Health at the University of Western Australia.