Government Health Organisations

Government Health Organisations Role

Government health organizations role is to provide and promote health on levels such as, aged care, mental health, overall health etc. the main goal of these organizations is to achieve the best health and wellbeing for Victoria. This is done by various initiatives and programs to develop and improve Victorians physical activity levels, sedentary levels, and general health wellbeing. Their role is to also put in place appropriate regulatory frame works to meet the NPAG guidelines

Kids - 'Go for your life

•Target audience 0 to 12

•Setting : school

Individual

Uses a award system

Use of mass media – to encourage and excite kids about healthy eating and exercise

social

Encourages active play with family and friends

Physical environment

none

policy

Is implemented by schools, regularly checked up on and assessed

Social ecological model

Has not successfully covered all 4 levels of the social ecological model


Serves to be an individual based strategy

Does this program consider

•Tailoring (is the program designed specifically for the target group to meet their needs and interest?)

•The program meets most needs and interests of younger children


Introducing new resources and facilities
using websites and other way to connect with kids

•Supporting environmental change with education programs

•Has the initiative experienced success and how was it measured?

Get moving

•Target audience general 5 to 12 but also designed to reach teens, parents and carers

•Setting : school

Individual

Increases knowledge towards physical activity

Use of mass media

Enhances behavioral skills

Social

Considers family

Considers peer group. friends

Physical

none

policy

none

•Social ecological model

•It does not cover all 4 of the social ecological model

•Does this program consider

•Tailoring (is the program designed specifically for the target group to meet their needs and interest?)

Yes this program targets ways for children to get active (incorporates games and new fun ideas for kids)

•Removing impediments to activity

no

•Introducing new resources and facilities


•Supporting environmental change with education programs

•Has the initiativeexperienced success and how was it measured?

•19% of teenagers claim to have heard the radio execution;

•- 27% of children and 11% of teenagers recalled the magazine executions;

•- 16% of children and 8% of teenagers had seen campaign information on the internet; and

•- 24% of children and 14% of teenagers were aware of peripheral events and competitions.

•- there was a significant increase between Pre-campaign and Follow-up in unprompted advertising recall, with 43% of parents making clear reference to the ‘Get Moving’ campaign;

•- a little under three quarters (72%) had seen the Television commercial (based on a verbal description of the ad), with the majority of those (79%) believing their children had also seen the Television commercial; and

•- three quarters (75%) had seen at least one element of the campaign.



Get set 4 life

•Target audience 4 year olds (and adults and carers)

•Setting : home

Individual

Enhances behavioral skills

social

Encourages active play with family and friends

Physical environment

none

policy

none

Social ecological model

Has not successfully covered all 4 levels of the social ecological model


Serves to be an individual based strategy

Does this program consider

•Tailoring (is the program designed specifically for the target group to meet their needs and interest?)

•It focus’s on basic things to help set a child up for primary school