Regional Physical Activity Networks
Region of the Americas: RAFA-PANA
The Physical Activity Network of the Americas (RAFA-PANA) includes members from public and private institutions, academics and professional practitioners.
RAFA-PANA aims to promote good health and quality of life among the Americas through regular physical activity practice.
RAFA's focus is to translate theory into action through the implementation of evidence based strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.
RAFA-PANA has 55 member institutions from 16 (of 31) countries.
For more information visit the RAFA-PANA website.
European Region: HEPA Europe
The HEPA Europe network produces practical tools, guidelines and case studies to promote a better understanding of health-enhancing physical activity.
The activities of HEPA Europe emphasise the value of partnerships and collaboration with other related sectors.
HEPA Europe has 95 member institutions and 2 individual members from 29 countries, plus 3 observers from Mexico and Canada.
Membership is open to organizations and institutions active at the international, national or sub-national level that are willing to contribute to the goals and objectives of the network.
Western Pacific / South-East Asian Region: APPAN
The Asia Pacific Physical Activity Network (APPAN) is an informal communication network, coordinated by the Cluster for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH) based at the University of Sydney.
APPAN has around 200 individual members from 29 (of 49) countries. Membership is voluntary on the basis of an informal commitment to engage in network activities, for example, by exchanging ideas, experiences and information on physical activity, either actively or passively.
For more information and to join the network visit the APPAN website.
African Region: AFPAN
AFPAN was initiated in response to a mandate created by delegates attending the first CDC-IUHPE International Course on Physical Activity and Health in Africa, in March 2007.
The objectives of AFPAN are to share experiences and to provide a platform for new projects to introduce themselves, and to strengthen existing initiatives and create models of best practice specifically for the African continent.
Furthermore, the AFPAN network aims to serve as a source of information for conferences and meetings and also global developments in physical activity and public health. For more information and to become a member of the AFPAN network, visit the AFPAN website.
Other Physical Activity Related Networks
The main purpose of the Agita Mundo Network is to promote physical activity as a healthy behaviour for all people around the world, with a central focus on translating theory into practice.
The Agita Mundo Network holds an annual meeting in Sao Paulo, and also organises the renowned World Day for Physical Activity.
Join the Agita Mundo Network by visiting the website.
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society network, focussed on establishing national, regional and international partnerships to develop and implement plans for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean.
This is achieved through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, better management of chronic diseases, supportive environments, and empowered people.
Membership of the Coalition is open to non-governmental organisations, voluntary associations and informal networks in the Caribbean and internationally, and to individuals.
For more information and to join the coalition please visit the website.