Elements of a successful program implementaion

The World Health Organisation developed a policy framework for active healthy communities. In terms of program implementation, the following elements were identified as necessary for success:

  • consultation and needs assessment
  • written plan and objectives
  • surveillance of active health lifestyle patterns, policy, public opinion and environments
  • stable base of support
  • clear program identity and message
  • coalitions, partnerships, leaders and champions and intersectoral action
  • multiple intervention strategies, sites, populations at all levels
  • integration of active healthy lifestyle efforts with overall non-communicable disease prevention and with the policies of related sectors
  • focus on active healthy lifestyle providing enjoyment and social interaction
  • evaluation throughout the process.