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WALK GEORGIA. Presentation TO extension faculty/staff Spring 2010 session details Registration open February 14 – March 5 Log activity March 1 – April 25 www.walkgeorgia.org/promo www.walkgeorgia.org. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Cooperative Extension Banner Program

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WALK GEORGIA

  • Presentation TO extension faculty/staff

  • Spring 2010 session details

  • Registration open February 14 – March 5

  • Log activity March 1 – April 25

    www.walkgeorgia.org/promo

    www.walkgeorgia.org


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University of Georgia

Cooperative Extension


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  • Cooperative Extension

  • Banner Program

  • Identify issue relevant to entire population: Georgia wellness

  • Create program for simultaneous statewide delivery

  • Engage communities

  • Change sedentary lifestyles

  • Reduce rates of preventable disease

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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  • What is Walk Georgia?

  • 8-week program

  • Spring and fall sessions

  • 3-week registration period

  • Log physical activity online

  • Activity entered earns “miles”

  • Miles unlock counties

  • To date:

  • 4 full sessions, 1 pilot

  • ~ 17,000 participants

  • widespread state adoption

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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  • County Implementation:

  • Form a local task force

  • Seek local sponsorship

  • Determine local competitions

  • Interact with local organizations

  • Support participants

  • Advertise

  • www.walkgeorgia.org/promo

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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Marketing

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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  • Special groups:

  • Schools, senior centers, other large organizations

  • Special instructions to help with registration – from facilitator to participant

  • Limited mobility content

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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  • Registration:

  • Pre-survey of exercise behaviors

  • Demographics

  • Account creation

    • online tutorial: www.walkGeorgia.org/public/acctCreation_participant.html

    • participant

    • county administrator

  • Participants: teams and individuals

  • Groups: identify school and other affiliations

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension



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Activities

Active Stretching

Aerobics

Badminton

Basketball

Biking / Cycling

Bowling

Calisthenics

Canoeing / Kayaking

Dancing

Dynaband

Elliptical trainer

Exercise Ball

Exercise machine

Football

Frisbee / Catch

Gardening

Golf

Gymnastics

Heavy yardwork

Horseback riding

Hunting

Jump rope

Martial arts

Medicine Ball

Mowing

Pilates

Racquetball

Running

Skating

Skiing

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Walking

Water Activities

Water Jogging

Weight lifting

Yoga

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension



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  • Post-program:

  • Post-survey

  • Completion certificate

  • Awards to leaders, local recognition

  • Success stories

  • County reporting- impact statement template

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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  • Program Evaluation:

  • ~4000 registrants per session

  • ~3000 active participants

  • Who are they?

  • How satisfied were they?

  • Would they recommend this to a friend?

  • Walk Georgia task force reviews participant surveys and suggestions after each session

[stats fr Warren’s reports, Connie’s PPT]

Development: pilot

Per program session:

Task force post-program roundtable

Formative evaluation, areas to improve/adjust

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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Spring 2010 Program Dates:

Registration open 2/14 – 3/5

Log activity 3/1 – 4/25

Questions?

Contact a Walk Georgia task force member:

Jan Baggarly, Katie Barnes, Maria Bowie, Connie Crawley, Christa Campbell, Susan Culpepper, Betty English, Jessica Hill, Sonya Jones, Sid Law, Janet Valente, Shirley Williamson

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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