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Sport and Physical Activity - Its role in Public Health

Herts Sports Partnership

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)

Sport and Physical Activity - Its role in Public Health

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Sport and Physical Activity - Its role in Public Health

Wednesday 10th September 2014, 10.00am (registration and refr5shments from 9.30am) – 3.30pm
Fielder Centre, Hatfield Business Park, Hertfordshire.

Conference Programme - Morning

Welcome:  Councillor Teresa Heritage, Executive Member for Public Health & Localism, Hertfordshire County Council

Opening address:  Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

Keynote speaker: Dr William Bird MBE
Evidencing the benefits of physical activity and sport to health.

Keynote speaker: Suzy Gardner, Senior Health Manager - Sport England
Sharing good practice: Examples of sport & physical activity interventions which have delivered a high return on investment (ROI) to improve public health. 

Afternoon workshop programme

Delegates to select 2 workshops to attend.

Workshop 1: Sport and its interaction with alcohol and smoking
Exploring the evidence and providing examples of good practice to demonstrate how regular participation in sport & physical activity can reduce alcohol intake and assist with smoking cessation.

Workshop 2: Sport and its role in the development of young people in schools
Understanding the Primary Premium funding for Primary Schools and the role of OFSTED to ensure schools are meeting the PE offer requirements.  Find out how some schools in Herts are using their funding to improve the sports provision for their pupils. 

Workshop 3: It can happen everywhere: open spaces - their opportunity for participation
Examples from a range organisations to explore the many sport & physical activity opportunities that green open spaces provide.  Explore how you can make best use open spaces.

Workshop 4: A Healthy Business – active offices and the workplace challenge
Explore how the business environment can be used to promote health messages and increase levels of physical activity.  Examples of good practice will be discussed and the benefits taking part has had on the workforce

Workshop 5: Estimating return on investment (ROI) for interventions to increase sport & physical activity
Find out how to use the ROI physical activity tool and value of sport tool, to be able to calculate the ROI of your own projects.

Workshop 6: Developing a county wide exercise on referral scheme
As part of a national Sport England and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association project, this workshop will provide an opportunity for you to contribute to the initial thinking around developing a sustainable and effective exercise on referral scheme for Hertfordshire. 

Workshop 7: Sport & Physical Activity and its role in preventing / reducing the effects of long term conditions
Understand how regular participation in sport & physical activity can reduce the risk of developing a number of long term conditions and also help to reduce the effects of living with such conditions.  


Who Should attend:

  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Borough/District Councils (both officers and councillors)
  • Sports Development Officers
  • Leisure Trusts and their contract managers
  • Facility Providers
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Further and Higher Education
  • Community Sport Networks
  • Public Health – HCC (including their partners i.e. commissioning groups)

Do you have questions about Sport and Physical Activity - Its role in Public Health? Contact Herts Sports Partnership

When & Where

Fielder Centre
Hatfield Ave
Hatfield Business Park
AL10 9TP Hatfield
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)

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Herts Sports Partnership

Herts Sports Partnership was established in 2003 as one of 49 County Sport Partnerships in England, as part of the long-term plan for delivering sport across the nation. It is led by a voluntary representative executive board and has a core team of full and part-time sports professionals all of whom are passionate about the work carried out by the Partnership.

We run a full programme of workshops for entry level coaches and for clubs working towards Clubmark (or equivalent) accreditation. In addition, we intermittently run a range of other workshops. Dates for these are announced on the full list of workshops.

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