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Physical Activity Today – Implementation and Evaluation March 9 th 2006. Walk Texas - Austin Chapter 10-Week Challenge Presented by Sabrina McCarty Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services. Agenda. Background on CDP Program and Walk Tx

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physical activity today implementation and evaluation march 9 th 2006

Physical Activity Today – Implementation and EvaluationMarch 9th 2006

Walk Texas - Austin Chapter 10-Week Challenge

Presented by

Sabrina McCarty

Chronic Disease Prevention Health Educator

Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services

agenda

Agenda

Background on CDP Program and Walk Tx

How it works: Walk Tx Implementation

Are we making a difference: Walk Tx Evaluation

chronic disease prevention focus
Chronic Disease Prevention Focus
  • Lack of Physical Activity
  • Nutrition Habits
  • Tobacco Use/Exposure

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Walk Texas History:

Timeline and Focus

1995: UT Health & Science Center in Houston, School of Public Health

1996: Texas Department of Health – TDC/P

1997: Cut Diabetes Culturally - ATCHHSD

1998: CDIP Program – ATCHHSD

2002: 10-Week Challenge

2005: + children

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Today, How to Participate:

Participate in Walk Tx via 10-Week Challenge:

  • Occurs 4 times per year
  • Participate once or more

Participate as:

  • An Individual
  • A Group Leader
  • A Group Member

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Implementation of 10-Week Challenge

Promotion Phase

Physical Activity Safety Seminar

10-Week Challenge

Incentives for All

Active Austin Guide

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promote program
Promote Program!

Promotion Phase 2 Weeks Prior to Event:

Event: Walk Texas Physical Activity Safety Seminar

Event kicks off each 10-Week Challenge

Promote through:

  • Worksites:
    • Wellness Programs
    • Email List Serves and Websites
    • News Letters
  • Paid Media: print, radio, billboards, theater ads, magazine ads
  • In-Kind Media: News Release to above + TV
  • Promote to Partners, CBO’s

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PhysicalActivitySafetySeminar

  • Media Promotion 2-weeks prior to PASS.
  • New Group Leaders attendbefore 10-Week Challenge begins, preferably.
  • Start-Up Kit, Orientation of Project, and safetyinformation (injury prevention & crime prevention) to share with group members.
  • Offered 4times a year:
    • January 2006
    • April 15th
    • July 8th
    • October 7th

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Next Steps, After PASS

  • CollectRegistration and Release of Liability Forms
  • Meet 1-on-1 with Walk Texas Coordinator
    • Bring group forms
    • Receive Group Leader T-Shirt
  • Begin 10-Week Challenge

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Name your group!

  • Path Starters
  • Spot Removers
  • Waistful Walkers
  • Thin in 10
  • Health Nuts
  • Mommy Madness
  • Extension Energizers
  • For His Glory
  • Praywalkers
  • Footstep Friends
  • Walking Rams
  • Women In Training
  • Rainy Nights in Georgia

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What’s the Challenge

Of the

10-Week Challenge?

To include at least

30 – 60 minutes

of physical activity

(NOT JUST WALKING)

in your day,

most days of the week.

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During the 10-Week Challenge:

Use Decision Prompts

Set Goals!

Each Participant keeps track of their daily activities

Report total points at end

Receive prize & celebrate!

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how do you keep track
How do you keep track?

Coming Soon: Web-Based Tracking on www.ithriveaustin.org

Use:

  • Wall Charts
  • Pocket logs
  • Start Up Kit Appendix B Form
  • Your own calendar

Just write it down:

what you do, # minutes, then figure out # points

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How many points? ~ Use Activity Chart

Points for Activities per every 30 minutes

AAG, p. 10

Aerobic Dance/Dancing 6

Baseball/Softball 5

Basketball 8

Bicycling 8

Frisbee 3

Gardening 5

House Cleaning 4

Ice/Roller Skating 7

Jogging/Running 7

Brisk Walking 4

Martial Arts 10

Source: American College of Sports Medicine’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercising, Testing and Prescription. Third Edition. 1998.

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What’s The Prize?

Incentive Plan for Active Members:

Based on Lt. Governor’s Challenge of Delaware

Based on Recommendations for adults to be active at least 30 minutes per day, most days of the week. Children need at least 60 minutes a day.

Bronze Medal – 120 – 199 points. If you walk briskly for 30 minutes, 3 times per week you can achieve 120 points in 10 weeks.

Silver Medal – 200 – 319 points. If you walk briskly for 30 minutes, 5 times per week you can achieve 200 points in 10 weeks.

Gold Medal – 320 – 560 points. If you walk briskly for 60 minutes, 4 times per week or jog 30 minutes, 5 times per week you can achieve at least 320 points in 10 weeks.

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AAG, p. 6

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Shoes for Austin incentive for

Group Leaders Only

*** Grant ends December 2006 ***

  • New pair of shoes – Shoes for Austin grant requirements must be met:
    • Recruit & lead 10 people in 10-week Challenge
    • Attend PASS, share info with group
    • Participate in 10-Week Challenge yourself and earn silver medal or greater
    • Turn in team final points within one week of end of 10-Week Challenge

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Group Leader Responsibilities

Recruit members, 5-10 people per team

Share PASS information

Distribute, collect, return forms (in Kit)

Track Group Points & Submit Final Report

Distribute incentives

Have fun!

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Start Up Kit:

  • Walk Texas Program Description
  • 10-Week Challenge
  • How it works
  • Group Leader Responsibilities
  • Participation in the Challenge
  • Incentives and Tracking
  • Appendices: Forms (next slide)
  • Final Report (Just 1 #)

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Appendices: Forms

  • A: Registration Form
  • A: Release of Liability
  • B: Tracking Log
  • B: Activity Chart
  • C: Award Form
  • C: Evaluations
  • C: Group Leader Check Off Sheet & final report

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evaluation
Evaluation
  • Required Forms: Registration, Award
  • Evaluations
  • Final Reports

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Walk Texas Austin Chapter

10-Week Challenge

2005 Participant Phone Survey

Did your participation in the 10-Week Challenge help you become more physically active? Yes / No Please explain:

Do you still work out or exercise the same number of days a week now as you did during the 10-week challenge? Yes / No Please explain:

On average, how many days per week do you exercise for at least 30 minutes, in which your heart rate increases and it makes you sweat? ______________________________

What physical activity do you engage in most of the time?

If you could do one thing to make the Walk Texas Challenge better, what would that be?

Survey Previous Year

  • Phone Survey:
    • 1 year
    • 9 months
    • 6 months
    • 3 months
  • After 10-Week Challenge

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Printing funded by Steps to a Healthier Austin Program.

Active Austin Guide

Walk Texas – Austin Chapter

Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department

Steps to a Healthier Austin Initiative

Includes: local parks, pools, preserves, trails, cycling trails, state parks in our region, county parks, community gardens, farmers markets, local, state, and national organizations.

The Active Austin Guide is a resource booklet of free or low cost community resources for physical activity or healthy nutrition.

Hard Cover Edition

in all Austin Public

Libraries and Manor

Public Library.

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Contact Information

Sabrina McCarty

512-972-5463

Sabrina.mccarty@ci.austin.tx.us

Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services Department - Steps to a Healthier Austin Program

P.O. Box 1088

Austin, Texas 78767 - 1088

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