Guiding principles of HEPA Macedonia

  • Focus on population-based approaches for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity using the best available scientific evidence;
  • Emphasis on the importance of monitoring and evaluation, encouragement of the development of standardized measurement methods and systematic research;
  • Encouragement of┬áthe ongoing exchange, dissemination and sharing of experience and knowledge;
  • Support of cooperation, partnerships and collaboration with other related sectors, networks, and approaches.

There are many new initiatives under way that help people increase their physical activity, ranging from cities building safe cycling lanes, to family doctors setting up activity groups or making “physical activity prescriptions”, to supporting groups in the community who can bring people together to enjoy themselves and get fit.

All activities of HEPA Macedonia are based on the WHO policy statements, such as the European Strategy on Physical Activity, the Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the NCD Action Plan and on corresponding documents from the European Commission.