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Apr. 23, 2013 Use of local area facilities for involvement in physical activity in Canada: insights for developing environmental and policy interventions. The purpose of this study was to examine the individual (sex, age, education and extent of involvement in vigorous physical activity) and local area characteristics (socioeconomic status, locations and number of physical activity organizations per 1000 residents) associated with the use of local facilities for involvement in physical activity. admin Riva, Mylène; Gauvin, Lise; Richard, Lucie.Use of local area facilities for involvement in physical activity in Canada: insights for developing environmental and policy nterventions. Health Promotion International. Sep2007, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p227-235. 9p. Link
Apr. 23, 2013 Recreation as a component of the community youth development system. Community youth development is a transformative approach that can assist in a more equitable allocation of resources in programs that fail to engage low-income and minority urban youth. admin Outley, C., Bocarro, J. N., & Boleman, C. T. (2011). Recreation as a component of the community youth development system. New Directions For Youth Development, 2011(130), 59-72. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Individual, social and environmental factors influencing physical activity levels and behaviours of multiethnic socio-economically disadvantaged urban mothers in Canada: A mixed methods approach. Existing data provide little insight into the physical activity context of multiethnic socio-economically disadvantaged mothers in Canada. Our primary objectives were: (1) to use focus group methodology to develop tools to identify the individual, social, and environmental factors influencing utilitarian and leisure time physical activities (LTPA) of multiethnic SED mothers; and (2) to use a... admin Mansfield, Elizabeth D,Ducharme, Natacha, Koski,Kristine G,.Individual, social and environmental factors influencing physical activity levels and behaviours of multiethnic socio-economically disadvantaged urban mothers in Canada: A mixed methods approach. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012; 9: 42. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Addressing the After School Hours: An Environmental Scan of After-School Programming Outside of Licensed Childcare for Children Aged 6 to 12 in BC This scan is comprised of research, an online survey and interviews with provincial stakeholders to assess the strengths of after-school programming, what gaps need to be addressed and recommendations for future work in this area. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association, Addressing the After School Hours: An Environmental Scan of After-School Programming Outside of Licensed Childcare for Children Aged 6 to 12 in BC Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Active Living After School As part of the Canadian Active After School Partnership (CAASP), which aims to enhance the delivery of quality after school programs, the Active Living After School (ALAS) initiative has been developed to assist after school program administrators in delivering high quality programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living. admin Active Living After School, PHE Canada Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Built Environment & Active Transportation (BEAT) Community Planning Grant Program The BEAT Initiative was focused on creating more supportive environments for physical activity by addressing community design, policy and transportation planning. One of the main components of the BEAT Initiative was the Community Planning Grant program which was co-led by UBCM and BCRPA. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association and Union of BC Municipalities (2010), BEAT, Physical Activity Strategy Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Creating Healthy Communities: Tools and Actions to Foster Environments for Healthy Living Policy and practice for creating healthier communities through built environment. admin Smart Growth, 2009 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 BEAT Neighbourhood Assessment Tool to assess the built environment of neighbourhoods. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association and Union of BC Municipalities, BEAT, Physical Activity Strategy Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Creating a Healthier Built Environment in BC Based on a review of the best available research, the purpose of this report is to identify and assess a number of changes related to the built environment that can effectively address these obesogenic factors and promote healthy body weight at a population level through increased physical activity and improved nutrition. admin Provincial Health Services Authority, 2007 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 The School Zone and Nutrition: Courses of Action for the Municipal Sector This guide is intended for all who are concerned about the health of children. It presents, in a succinct fashion, a few possible courses of action for municipalities wishing to improve the food environment of children by limiting the presence of fast-food restaurants near schools, with the objective of promoting public health and well-being through sound land-use planning and an appropriate... admin Quebec Public Health Association (ASPQ) Link
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