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Critical processes for creating health-promoting sporting environments in Australia

Crisp, Beth and Swerissen, Hal 2003, Critical processes for creating health-promoting sporting environments in Australia, Health promotion international, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 145-152.

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Title Critical processes for creating health-promoting sporting environments in Australia
Author(s) Crisp, BethORCID iD for Crisp, Beth orcid.org/0000-0001-7863-4482
Swerissen, Hal
Journal name Health promotion international
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 145
End page 152
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2003-06
ISSN 0957-4824
1460-2245
Keyword(s) health-promoting environments
sponsorship
sport
structural change
Summary The reach of sporting organizations into the community makes them an ideal vehicle through which to promote health to the general population. There are now a number of documented examples demonstrating that sponsorship can lead to improvements in the health of the sporting environment, but relatively little is known as to why some sponsorships are more successful in achieving these structural changes than others in ostensibly similar sports. The purpose of this study was to identify the processes required for health promotion agencies and sporting organizations working in collaboration to implement structural changes in sporting settings such as smoke-free environments, provision of healthy food choices, responsible alcohol management and sun protection, along with the factors that facilitate and hinder this from being achieved. We conclude that such changes are difficult to achieve, especially in the absence of a programmatic approach to health promotion.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Oxford University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004111

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