A win-win tool for sports clubs
With 12 % of Europeans participating in weekly organised sports activities, scientists and policymakers suggest the potential of sports clubs to promote health is underused. The EU-funded HPSC-PAT project will generate a health promoting policy analysis tool to assist sports clubs to align with EU policies on the potential of sports to develop health promotion. The project will document the policies of sports clubs that have participated in a unique health promotion programme: the Healthy Clubs initiative of the Gaelic Athletic Association. HPSC-PAT will also identify how national to local health and sports policies are known and implemented by sports clubs. Based on these achievements, the policy analysis tools will be co-constructed with stakeholders.