Prescription to Get Active Pass
Presenters: Roger Smolnicky, Len Frank, and Paul Wozny
This presentation looks at how the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network is partnering with local municipalities in a unique venture where local family physicians prescribe physical activity to patients who they feel would benefit from increased activity. With each "Prescription to Get Active", doctors are able to prescribe the intensity, duration and frequency of activity a patient is required to undertake to help in preventing future medical issues such as heart conditions, lung conditions and diabetes. Presenters look at progress to date, issues/barriers, lessons learned, and evaluation planning.
Presentation from the 2012 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop