Heart moves foundation (community)

Non government organisation

Describe the role of Government health organizations:

State and Federal Governments play a significant role in the promotion of physical activity. They provide funding to organisations such as Vic Health and the Heart Foundation, which in turn support governments in the promotion of physical activity at a state and national level.

Describe the role of non Government Health organisations

Non-Government Organisations play a critical role in promoting health at the federal, state and local levels. Some better-known examples of NGOs in the health promotion area are the Heart Foundation (Victoria), Diabetes Australia Victoria and the Cancer Council Victoria.

Description of heart moves foundation

Heart Foundation Heart moves is a gentle physical activity program suitable for anyone who hasn't done any exercise in a while. You can exercise at your own pace in a friendly atmosphere. Heart moves is open to everyone and is designed to be safe for people with stable long term health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or obesity. Heart moves is run by accredited exercise professionals specifically trained in managing safe, low to moderate intensity physical activity programs. Classes are limited in size to ensure maximum safety for the participants.

Describe the target group the intervention is aimed at and identify the setting

1. The target group heart moves is aimed at is the community. Anyone that wants to get active and improve their physical, social and mental well-being

About the foundation

Heart moves foundation does employ the Social Ecological Model, this foundation is a multifaceted approach and includes all 4 dimensions of Physical activity. The initiative of this organization is a population based strategy. It’s aimed at a community environment with intentions to get the population moving. The program is designed for the community to get people up and moving when they have the spare time. The initiative of this program has experienced change success.