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Supporting healthy communities through sports and recreation programs

by Ware V-A, Meredith V

Report
Year 2013
City Canberra
Institution Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
Date 11 December 2013
Report number Resource sheet no 26

Abstract

This report examines the beneficial effects of participation in sports and recreation for supporting healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The paper discusses:

  • linking sports and recreation programs with other service opportunities
  • promoting a program rather than a desired outcome
  • engaging the community in the planning and implementation of programs, as this will ensure that the program is culturally appropriate and potentially sustainable.

The report reviews more than 30 studies, covering all geographic areas from inner city to remote regions, and age groups ranging from primary school to young adult.

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