Physical Activity for health pathways logoActive Kent & Medway is set to play a significant role in how the health sector across England supports adults to develop a more active lifestyle.

We have been selected as one of 39 organisations that will help design and test possible solutions so that the health sector, together with physical activity providers, can support those living with, or at risk of, a long-term health condition. We will join one of five Communities of Practice focused on the stages of a pathway – Recruitment, Triage, Behaviour Change, Opportunities and Exit routes – to co-design information tools and guidance for the health sector.

Elise Rendall, Physical Activity Manager, Active Kent & Medway said:

“I’m delighted that Active Kent & Medway has been selected as one of 39 organisations to join the Physical Activity For Health Pathways project. This is a vital piece of work for the health and physical activity sectors. One in four of us live with long-term health conditions, yet we know being active can prevent and help manage conditions. As a Community of Practice Member we look forward to helping design Physical Activity for Health Pathways”.

The Physical Activity for Health Pathways is an Active Partnerships National Organisation project, funded by Sport England, and delivered in collaboration with Move Consulting and its research partner, Coventry University.

Annie Holden, Strategic Lead for Health, Active Partnerships National Organisation said:

“Currently, one in four of us is living with multiple long-term health conditions. That statistic is set to rise to two thirds of us aged over 65 by 2035. We know that our health care systems are under pressure, yet physical activity could help prevent up to 40% of these conditions. Furthermore, a more active lifestyle could help to manage more than 20 of the most common physical and mental health conditions. Working with a broad range of organisations will really help us to create pathways that work locally and we’re looking forward to driving ahead with Move Consulting and its research partner, Coventry University.”

For more detail on the concept of Physical Activity for Health Pathways and a full list of Community of Practice Members.

Find out more about the collaboration between Move Consulting and the Active Partnerships National Organisation.

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