State level initiatives and inter-agency action

Marks, G., Hunter, L., Ziviani, J., Macdonald, D. and Abbott, R. (2009). State level initiatives and inter-agency action. In: C. Finch, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Program and Abstracts - be active '09. 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (e172-e173). 14-17 October, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2009.10.362


Author Marks, G.
Hunter, L.
Ziviani, J.
Macdonald, D.
Abbott, R.
Title of paper State level initiatives and inter-agency action
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Conference name 2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport - be active '09
Conference location Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Conference dates 14-17 October, 2009
Proceedings title Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport: Program and Abstracts - be active '09   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Publication Year 2009
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.10.362
ISSN 1440-2440
1878-1861
Editor C. Finch
Volume 12
Issue Suppl. 2
Start page e172
End page e173
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A call by the Premier of the time for some collective cross-agency action to improve the environment influencing children's nutrition and physical activity and to make it easier for healthier practices to be chosen in the community resulted in a directive to the Director General's or CEOs of six key government departments to meet together and to develop an action plan. Drawing on semi-structured interviews from senior key government representatives of departments, either integral to the formation of the Eat Well Be Active action plan or who have since been important in its implementation we put forward an overview of the implementation from the state cross-agency level. These interviews were transcribed with a thematic analysis applied to ascertain key themes in the process. Similarly, themes were extracted from approximately forty semi-structured interviews by parallel department representatives at the regional level in three state sites. The translation from state action and policy to regional level inter-agency implementation will form part of a level comparison to ascertain similarities and differences between the two and highlighting some of the lessons learned. Such lessons inform both our understanding of policy implementation as well as important aspects of inter-agencycollaboration at both state and regional level, providing insights for future initiative implementation and the process of inter-agencycollaboration, and for the sustainable improvement of environments influencing children's nutrition and physical activity.
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Subjects EX
920411 Nutrition
920501 Child Health
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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