Supporting healthy communities through sports and recreation programs

Supporting healthy communities through sports and recreation programs

Vicki-Ann Ware and Veronica Meredith

Closing the Gap— December 2013
Supporting healthy communities through sports and recreation programs

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There is only limited research available on the benefits of sport for Indigenous people in Australia.

This paper reviews the available evidence and identifies a list of principles of 'what works' and 'what doesn't work' to assist with sport and recreation program implementation.

This report was produced by AIFS staff for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.

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