The World Health Organisation (WHO) has an important role in setting the global agenda on public health priorities. WHO member states expect, inter alia, support and guidance from the WHO secretariat on health policy issues. […]
Tag: Kevin Volf
How can public policy support mass-media campaigns that promote physical activity? – Kevin Volf.
Today’s blog post covers research conducted as part of Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). The research was led by researchers from Amsterdam University Medical Center. Other contributing authors were affiliated with Friedrich-Alexander University, Leibniz Institute for […]
Evidence of the impact of sport policies on physical activity and sport participation: a systematic mixed studies review- kevin volf.
Research Impact: Research impact: there is a consensus among physical activity researchers that participation in sport and active recreation can contribute to health enhancing physical activity. Both socio-ecological models and systems-based approaches, which are increasingly […]
Promoting Participation in Sport through Public Policy – kevin volf.
Population wide studies of sport participation are rare. However, publications released by the European Commission reveal that nearly half (46%) of Europeans never exercise or participate in sport, in spite of the fact that participation […]
Publication: Policy Evaluation Network (PEN): Protocol for systematic literature review examining the evidence for impact of policies across seven different policy domains
Research Impact Summary: This publication details the methods used in a set of systematic reviews. One of these systematic reviews is in preprint while three others are being prepared by research teams across Europe, including at […]
Publication: The evidence for the impact of policy on physical activity outcomes within the school setting: A systematic review
Research Impact Summary Policies that support physical activity (PA) in the school-setting have promise but their impact is poorly understood. Nine policy action areas for which there was evidence of impact were identified. These were […]
“There’s nothing stupid about football”, Father Ted & Sport for All – Kevin Volf
If you haven’t watched the episode of Father Ted entitled Escape from Victory stop reading right now, watch it, and come right back here because there are spoilers ahead. If you have then you are […]