NPAPH Survey

NPAPH Survey

There have been significant change across the prevention landscape in the last few months. CO-OPS members have told us they feel it is critical that their experiences, resource, evidence and lessons learnt are not lost in this time of rapid change, for more information click here.



2014 CO-OPS short course

CO-OPS Short Course: Obesity prevention - working with vulnerable communities

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Changing jobs?

Changing jobs? Stay in touch with CO-OPS through LinkedIn

Given the uncertain funding context at present, it is perhaps more important than ever that we stay connected, to share our experiences, resources, and provide collegial support.


2014 Obesity Prevention Awards

And the winners are......

The recipients of the 2014 Obesity Prevention awards announced here


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If you are passionate about community-based obesity prevention, you are not alone. Join the CO-OPS network comprising health professionals, policy officers, researchers and clinicians. Registration is free and allows you to access CO-OPS resource library and forum.

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CO-OPS is the link between research, policy and practice to ensure best practice and ongoing cooperation in the promotion of healthy eating, regular physical activity and healthy weight as key factors to help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases.

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CO-OPS offers guidance and support and will be able to assist you with any queries relating to project planning, evaluation, data collection, resources and sustainability. We share information and evidence to ensure best practice in community-based obesity prevention initiatives.

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Whether you are looking for tools, frameworks, sample questionnaires, evidence reviews, information on remote communities or evaluation of community-based healthy lifestyles initiatives, you will find it in the CO-OPS library.                                                                                                                  

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Because partnerships play a significant role in the success of community-based obesity prevention initiatives, CO-OPS places a great focus on creating networking opportunities. Our network is vast and the opportunities to connect are endless. CO-OPS online forum is a great place to start!

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Latest news

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Reflection on the socio-ecological model (SEM)

Moving on from our previous discussions on self-responsibility and the role of the individual in obesity prevention, I paused to reflect on the socio-ecological model (SEM) once again, specifically how we enable individual behaviour change through their networks and relationships with friends, family, health care providers, community health workers, etc. This is referred to as the interpersonal level within the SEM, and usually invokes a group-based program or activity response....read more

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Personal responsibility or nanny state for the prevention of obesity

While freedom of choice may be the direct driver of the actions and behaviours of individuals, these choices are shaped and defined by a range of social and environmental factors. 

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