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Health and Health Promotion An Important Issue on ISCA Social Agenda

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing tendency for unhealthy populations because of bad diets and lack of exercise. International and national organisations, such as The EU, the WHO and national Ministries of Health have put more focus on the need to raise awareness for healthier lifestyles through doing physical activity and having a healthy diet. In line with the EU and WHO strategies on Diet, Physical Education and Health, ISCA decided has developed a health programme for our members.

 

What is the ISCA Health Programme?

The ISCA Health Programme involves supporting and strengthening member Sports For All organisations to develop your own national health and physical activity promotion campaigns. ISCA is aware that Sports For All organisations are competent partners in the area of physical activity programmes. They can also become powerful partners in promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical activity.

 

Who may join the ISCA Health Programme?

ISCA members and stakeholders are invited to contact the Working Group for Health and Health Promotion. The contact persons for the Health Programme Working Group and ISCA Health Network include:

Herbert Hartmann, Germany - hartmann-bensheim@t-online.de

Maria Luiza Souza Dias, Brazil - mldias@sescsp.org.br

Jean-Claude Arnaud, France - jeanclaudearnaud@free.fr

 

The contact person for PATHE project is:

Saska Benedicic Tomat, Slovenia - saska.bt@s5.net

 

Members and stakeholders are also invited to attend Working Group meetings, the next of which will be held in Albi, France on 28-29 April 2008. This will be followed by a seminar for the ISCA Sport and Health Network. The seminar will be held as part of the 2nd European Sport for All Congress in Barcelona, Spain from 23-26 October 2008.


ISCA Health Programme - short version (PDF, 1.26 MB)