Faith-Based Settings

Strategy 2
Faith-based organizations should establish partnerships with organizations from other sectors to promote physical activity in a manner that is consistent with their values, beliefs, and practices. (FBS-2)

TACTICS:

Support existing ministries and meeting groups already present in faith-based organizations, such as youth, women’s, and men’s groups, who seek to promote and incorporate physical activity. (FBS-2.1)

Objective:

  • By 2020, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance* will identify best practices for promoting physical activity in faith-based organizations and disseminate these best practices through the clearinghouse; as possible, identify population-specific programs relevant for youth, women, men, etc.

Partner with other local sectors (e.g., business, education) for funding, technical assistance, and expertise to implement evidence-based/informed physical activity and other health programs. (FBS-2.2)

Objectives:

  • By 2020, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance* will develop a list of types of potential partners, based on list of best practices that could provide funding, technical assistance, and expertise to implement physical activity programs, considering population-specific groups (e.g. youth, older adults, women).
  • By 2020, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance* will develop sample materials for building collaborative relationships, requesting funding, soliciting technical assistance, and seeking expertise.

Collaborate with higher education (e.g., undergraduate and graduate kinesiology programs, public health) to develop and implement inclusive physical activity programs and to provide technical assistance and expertise when requested. (FBS-2.3)

Objective:

  • By 2020, a coalition of researchers, educators and faith-based organization leaders will develop a module(s) that could be incorporated into higher education programs to provide education on physical activity promotion within faith-based organizations.

Collaborate with local healthcare delivery systems and institutions and other local faith-based organizations to develop and implement inclusive physical activity programs and to provide technical assistance and expertise when requested. (FBS-2.4)

Objectives:

  •  By 2020, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance* will develop/identify a list of types of suggested potential local healthcare partners who could provide relevant expertise and technical assistance for promoting physical activity in faith-based organizations.
  • By 2020, the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance* will develop sample materials for partnerships that faith-based organizations could use to build collaborative relationships and solicit technical assistance and expertise from local healthcare delivery systems.

Support the promotion of faith-based physical activity programs as a provider of community-based or culturally tailored health promotion program that could be reimbursed. (FBS-2.5)

Objective:

  • By 2020, identify health promotion programs that include the promotion of physical activity that are reimbursable and identify the supplier eligibility and enrollment criteria.
  • By 2020, develop a training plan to assist faith-based organizations with becoming eligible program providers.

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