Physical Activity and Health

Our goal is to understand what physical activity is and how to measure it (discovery science), to test if interventions increase physical activity (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into healthcare, real-world programs, policy, and daily-life (implementation science).

 

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CAPACITY: Community approach to increase physical activity in older adults

Milo Puhan

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CAPACITY evaluates a community-based physical activity promotion intervention for older adults.

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EPHEPA European Collaborative Partnership
on Sport and HEPA

Sonja Kahlmeier

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This Erasmus+ collaborative partnership project will hold annual HEPA workshops with the EU Physical Activity Focal Points, further develop the HEPA Policy Audit Tool and foster networking at the annual meetings of HEPA Europe.

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Health Technology Assessments for the Swiss Medical Board (Dementia, Bariatric Surgery)

Matthias Schwenkglenks

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We perform Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) for the Swiss Medical Board in cooperation with units at the Universities of Basel and Geneva.

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HEAT Health Economic assessment tools for
walking and biking

Sonja Kahlmeier

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To facilitate evidence-based decision-making, WHO has developed, in collaboration with experts, an online tool to estimate the value of reduced mortality that results from regular walking or cycling.

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HEPA Europe

Sonja Kahlmeier

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HEPA Europe is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.

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PAPRICA (Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care)

Eva Martin-Diener

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PAPRICA (Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care), a physical activity counselling program streamlined to the specific demands of primary care practices, is currently adapted to PAPRICA Cardio for the counselling of cardiac patients and established as a national program structure.

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PASTA: physical activity through sustainable transportation approaches

Thomas Götschi

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PASTA is a broadband, interdisciplinary, pan-European project on active travel and its determinants, its relation with physical activity and safety, and its health impacts.

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Physical activity policy analysis

Sonja Kahlmeier

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This area of work aims to provide learning and insight into effective policy approaches to promote physical activity, the development of assessment tools and their application in practice.

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PRO-active - Physical Activity as a Crucial Patient Reported Outcome in COPD

Milo Puhan

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The aim of PROactive is to develop new tools that will enable patients, their doctors and clinical researchers to accurately assess the improvement or deterioration of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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SPAcE: supporting policy & action for active environments

Sonja Kahlmeier

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This Erasmus+ Collaborative Partnership project aims to stimulate more participation in physical activity through the development of Urban Active Environments Action Plans in five communities. The plans are developed on existing evidence and good practice in an intersectoral collaborative process.

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Splashy: Swiss
Preschooler's Health Study

Susi Kriemler

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This is an observational study to test the relation between physical activity and stress and important health outcomes such as motor skills, cognition, psyological health and obesity in preschoolers.

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