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Regional forums set to tackle inactivity issues

A SERIES of upcoming regional forums, which will see public health officials, commissioners from local government and physical activity sector leaders join together to tackle inactivity across the nation, are now at full capacity, with more than 650 delegates confirmed to attend from over 450 organisations.
The Moving More, Living More forums in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Cambridge have been designed to develop a long-term, cross sector approach to addressing the inactivity problem and are the result of a partnership between ukactive, Public Health England, the local Government Association and the County Sports Partnership Network.
ukactive CEO David Stalker said: “The physical inactivity battle is a geographically nuanced one and needs heavyweight attention and a truly collaborative approach, if we’re to stand a fighting chance of improving the health of the nation.
“These events are nationally resourced, but locally determined, so we have a unique opportunity to establish effective frameworks that will shape the strategies for getting people active across the country.
“Operators are at the coalface of the challenge on a daily basis, so this is a great opportunity for them to engage directly with wider stakeholders on the issues that matter to them.
“We’re absolutely delighted by this phenomenal response which clearly demonstrates the strong appetite amongst cross-sector leaders nationwide for a collective approach to tackling inactivity to improve the health of the nation.”
The forums will look at the correlation between physical inactivity and high health service costs in local communities and also identify evidence-based interventions that effectively address low levels of physical activity.

Go backPosted on 27th June 2014