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  1. 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

  2. Agenda Background on CDP Program and Walk Tx How it works: Walk Tx Implementation Are we making a difference: Walk Tx Evaluation

  3. Chronic Disease Prevention Focus • Lack of Physical Activity • Nutrition Habits • Tobacco Use/Exposure 3

  4. 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 4

  5. 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 5

  6. Implementation of 10-Week Challenge Promotion Phase Physical Activity Safety Seminar 10-Week Challenge Incentives for All Active Austin Guide 6

  7. 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 7

  8. 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 8

  9. 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 9

  10. 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 10

  11. 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. 11

  12. 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! 12

  13. 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 13

  14. 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. 14

  15. 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. 15 AAG, p. 6

  16. 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 16

  17. 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! 17

  18. 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 #) 18

  19. 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 19

  20. Evaluation • Required Forms: Registration, Award • Evaluations • Final Reports 20

  21. 2005 Participant Data 21

  22. 2005 Participant Data 22

  23. 2005 Participant Data 23

  24. 2005 Participant Data 24

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  27. 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 27

  28. 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. 28

  29. 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 29