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Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK, which has an estimated population of over 262 000.
People living in Rotherham with one or more of the following seven long-term conditions: cardiac, heart failure, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, lower back pain, and a recent fall and/or fracture.
What modes/types/domains of physical activity does the programme promote?
Functional physical activity delivered in community venues aimed at improving rehabilitation and recovery.
Which of the seven best investments does the programme address?
Community-wide programme and healthcare.
What sectors does it involve?
The project involves health professionals and exercise specialists by developing a pathway that bridges the gap between National Health Service rehabilitation and community physical activity opportunities.
Estimated programme reach
The programme reaches over 1000 patients a year, improving their health and well-being. At the time of this publication, 695 patients had registered for the programme and consented to participate in the evaluation.
What is special about this programme?
The programme aims to revolutionise the role that physical activity plays in rehabilitation and recovery, by providing safe, effective and quality-assured services in local communities, resulting in notable improvements in health and well-being.
Key programme details
Programme website: www.rotherhamgetactive.co.uk/activeforhealth, #activeforhealth and www.facebook.com/activeforhealth/.
Active for Health is a physical activity and sport programme that aims to make it easier for people with a long-term condition (cancer, stroke, cardiac, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower back pain, a recent fall or fracture) to become more physically active in a safe way. To achieve this, the programme provides a seamless pathway of care from clinical rehabilitation services, including cardiac rehabilitation and cancer treatment delivered within the National Health Service (NHS), through to community physical activity provision.
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