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WALK GEORGIA

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  1. 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

  2. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Marketing University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  7. Special groups: • Schools, senior centers, other large organizations • Special instructions to help with registration – from facilitator to participant • Limited mobility content http://www.flickr.com/photos/sparkleglowplug University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  8. 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

  9. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  10. 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 Cooperative Extension

  11. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  12. Post-program: • Post-survey • Completion certificate • Awards to leaders, local recognition • Success stories • County reporting- impact statement template University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

  13. 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

  14. 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