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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?

  • Free 8-week program

  • Spring and fall sessions

  • 2-week registration period

  • Log physical activity online

  • Activity entered earns “miles”

  • Miles unlock counties

  • To date:

  • 3 full sessions, 1 pilot

  • ~ 13,500 participants

  • widespread state adoption

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension


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Why should I participate?

  • Receive a weekly progress report.

  • Receive weekly Walk Georgia newsletters.

  • Learn about Georgia through county facts.

  • Receive county incentives.

  • Improve your physical condition.

  • Reduce certain health risks.


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Fall Session Program Dates

  • Registration open August 22 – September 8

  • Log activity September 5 – October 30

  • Register at www.walkgeorgia.org

  • Individuals or teams of four may participate

  • Email address required for account creation

  • Or team captain can register and enter activity for team members without email access


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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

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Marketing

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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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  • Registration:

  • Pre-survey of exercise behaviors

  • Demographics

  • Account creation:

    • Individual

    • Team captain

    • Team members

  • Participants: teams and individuals

  • Groups: identify school and other affiliations

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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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  • Post-program:

  • Post-survey

  • Completion certificate

  • Awards to leaders, local recognition

  • Success stories

  • County reporting

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  • Program Evaluation:

  • ~4527 registrants per session

  • ~3095 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

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Fall 2009 Program Dates:

Registration open 8/22 – 9/8

Log activity 9/5 – 10/30

Questions?

Contact your local Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or go to www.walkgeorgia.org

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