Your role in advocating for and implementing the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity
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What is it about?
In 2018, the World Health Organization launched the first Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030. It is a major milestone for combatting the global burden of insufficient physical activity. Our article discusses the role early career researchers, practitioners and policy makers have in supporting the GAPPA in 4 key ways: 1) Generating evidence 2) Disseminating key messages and evidence 3) Implementing the evidence-based actions proposed 4) Contributing to advocacy for robust national action plans on physical activity.
Why is it important?
Physical inactivity is a leading cause of disease and early death globally, and costs billions of dollars to our economy. The World Health Organization is leading action to change this. In order for the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) to have impact and for us to achieve the target 15% relative reduction in physical inactivity by 2030, it needs to be used! Our article is a step towards helping achieve this.
The following have contributed to this page: Matthew Mclaughlin, Dr Rachel Sutherland, Artur Direito, Dr. Joseph J Murphy, Dr Jacqueline Louise Mair, Masamitsu Kamada, Dr Shannon Chloe Montgomery, and Kelly Mackenzie