How can the impact of National Recommendations for Physical Activity be increased? Experiences from Germany

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Publication Details

Author(s): Rütten A, Abu-Omar K, Messing S, Weege MH, Pfeifer K, Geidl W, Hartung V
Journal: Health research policy and systems
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 16
Journal issue: 1
Pages range: 121
ISSN: 1478-4505
Language: English


Abstract

Background: Clearly stated national recommendations for physical activity (PA) are available in many nations. Yet, their impact on national level policy-making might be considered modest at best. This paper analyses the approach selected to curtail this problem in Germany.

Main text: Academics, government institutions and relevant stakeholders worked in collaboration to produce a series of national recommendations for PA and PA promotion published in 2016. Since their publication, these recommendations have achieved a measurable political impact through a systematic approach focused on dissemination and implementation strategies. For example, the German Conference of Health Ministers has acknowledged the national recommendations, endorsed their dissemination and proposed that they are included in measures within the Federal Prevention Act.

Conclusion: Since their publication, the national recommendations have yielded satisfactory political impact. The contributing aspects might partially be explained by the Multiple Streams Approach.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Abu-Omar, Karim PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit der Ausrichtung Gesundheitsförderung/Public Health/Sozialwissenschaften des Sports
Geidl, Wolfgang Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Hartung, Verena
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Messing, Sven
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit der Ausrichtung Gesundheitsförderung/Public Health/Sozialwissenschaften des Sports
Pfeifer, Klaus Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Bewegung und Gesundheit
Rütten, Alfred Prof. Dr.
Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie
Weege, Mayra Heloise
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft


How to cite

APA:
Rütten, A., Abu-Omar, K., Messing, S., Weege, M.H., Pfeifer, K., Geidl, W., & Hartung, V. (2018). How can the impact of National Recommendations for Physical Activity be increased? Experiences from Germany. Health research policy and systems, 16(1), 121. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0396-8

MLA:
Rütten, Alfred, et al. "How can the impact of National Recommendations for Physical Activity be increased? Experiences from Germany." Health research policy and systems 16.1 (2018): 121.

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