Walk Georgia. Presentation to Extension faculty/staff Spring 2014 session details: 12-week session Registration open Feb. 1 - March 10 Log activity Feb. 2 - April 26 $500 County Incentive Grants available (Apply by Feb. 1 ) www.walkgeorgia.org/promo www.walkgeorgia.org.
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Walk Georgia • Presentation to Extension faculty/staff • Spring 2014 session details: 12-week session • Registration open Feb. 1 - March 10 • Log activity Feb. 2 - April 26 • $500 County Incentive Grants available (Apply by Feb. 1) www.walkgeorgia.org/promo www.walkgeorgia.org
Coca-Cola Partnership • With funding from the Coca-Cola Foundation, Walk Georgia is being reworked as follows: • Upgrades to website • Hiring of dedicated IT staff • Allowing for year round access to logging • Building customized programs for organizations, businesses and schools • Formalizing collaboration with Piedmont Hospital, ACCG, Georgia SHAPE (Dept. of Comm. Health)
UGA 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 • Increase participation to 100,000 in three years • Decrease number of physically inactive people in each Georgia county by 5 percent in three years University of Georgia Extension
What is Walk Georgia? • 12-week program • 6-week registration period • Log physical activity online • Activity entered earns “miles” • Miles unlock counties • To date: • 9 sessions, 1 pilot • 40,000-plus participants • About 3.4 million miles logged • Widespread state adoption University of Georgia Extension
County Implementation: • County Administrator required • Form a local task force • Seek local sponsorship • Determine local competitions • Interact with local organizations • Support participants • Advertise • $500 County Incentive Grants available (Apply by Feb. 1) • www.walkgeorgia.org/promo University of Georgia 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 Extension
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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/adwriter University of Georgia Extension
Post-program: • Post-survey • Completion certificate • Awards to leaders, local recognition • Success stories • County reporting – Impact statement template University of Georgia Extension
Program Evaluation: • ~3,000 registrants per session • ~2,000 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 Extension
Spring 2014 Program Dates Registration runs Feb. 1 -March 10 Log activity Feb. 2 - April 26 Questions? Contact a Walk Georgia task force member: Jan Baggarly, Maria Bowie, Jeffrey Burke, Connie Crawley, Susan Culpepper, Kisha Faulk, Molly Kimler, Jessica Hill, Sonya Jones, Casey Mull, Raymond Joyce, Janet Hollingsworth, Janet Valente, Kathryn Schiliro University of Georgia Extension