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British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

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British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

Subject Keywords: ADVOCACY, HEALTH PROMOTION, LIFESTYLE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Contact
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

The British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) was established in April 2000 with funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The BHFNC is part of the prestigious School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University and is well recognised across the UK for its leadership in the promotion of physical activity and health. It.aims to provide leadership and advocacy to raise the profile of physical activity, call for greater investment in health promotion and physical activity and improve the infrastructure and services provided to support more active lifestyles.The BHFNC is committed to developing and promoting resources, training, information and guidance that will help professionals encourage people to be more physically active. Key project areas include:•     Young People;•     Older Adults;•     Primary Care; and•     Research and Evaluation.Their objectives include:1.Further their understanding of the benefits of physical activity and how to effectively increase physical activity through undertaking research and evaluation.2.Support professionals through evidence-based resources, training and programmes on physical activity and heart health to help increase population levels of physical activity.3.Inform and promote better practice and policy on physical activity to policy makers and health, education, transport, sport and leisure professionals through communicating current information and research findings and translating these into evidence-based guidelines.4.Support and maintain an international, national and regional focus for physical activity and health to ensure that physical activity plays a significant part in new strategies, policies and programmes through providing leadership and advocacy.

Date:

11/07/2011

Rights: © British Heart Foundation
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British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health. (2011) British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/90225 [Accessed: 21st July 2019].

  

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