Welcome

Active Healthy Kids Scotland published its first report card in 2013 and launched its second report card on 21st June 2016. The 2016 Report Card was produced with funding from Inspiring Scotland and The Robertson Trust. The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Cards are inspired by the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, now the ParticipACTION Report Card (http://www.participaction.com/en-ca/thought-leadership/report-card) and the international network of around 40 countries with an Active Healthy Kids Report Card known as the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (www.activehealthykids.org).

The 2016 Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card is a ‘state of the nation’ report on the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents.

The report card was a partnership between the University of Strathclyde (Prof John J Reilly; Dr Adrienne Hughes; Avril Johnstone), University of Aberdeen (Prof Geraldine McNeill).

Downloading the 2016 Report Card

The Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card 2016 is available to download in both Short-Form (also available as a powerpoint presentation) and Long-Form

The Short-Form Report Card 2016 highlights the main findings. The Long-Form Report Card 2016 explains how the report grades were derived, which data sources were used to derive the grades, which data sources were considered for the report card but were not used for grading and why, links to all data sources are also provided.

The Long-Form Report Card 2013 provides more detail on the methods used for deriving report card grades.

A brief critique of Scottish surveillance of child and adolescent physical activity and health derived from the 2016 Active Healthy Kids Report Card process can be found here.

Consultation Process

Stakeholders from a wide range of sectors in Scotland were invited to comment on the draft grades in April 2016. The invitation to stakeholders can be found here, and a summary of stakeholders’ responses, along with our comments on these responses can be found here.

Using the Report Card

The report card provides critical and up- to- date information on the physical activity and health of Scottish children and adolescents, and can be used in a number of ways:

  1. Government can use it for development of policy, and to inform investment decisions.
  2. Researchers/academics can share with students, and use it to inform grant applications.
  3. Teachers, coaches, health professionals, charitable organisations can use it to inform their work with children, adolescents, and their families.
  4. Funding bodies can use it to help shape funding strategy and decisions.

Next Steps

An academic paper on the 2016 Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card will be published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in November 2016. The 2016 Scottish Report Card will be compared with other national report cards around the world in an academic paper to be published in November 2016 and as part of the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health conference in Bangkok in November 2016 (www.activehealthykids.org).

We aim to produce the next Scottish card in 2018, but need project funders and partners to do so. If you are interested in helping write or fund the next card please contact Prof John J Reilly (john.j.reilly@strath.ac.uk).

Previous Report Card

The first Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card was published in 2013 and is available to download in both Short-Form and Long-Form. An academic publication based on the 2013 Scottish Report Card was published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in 2014 and can be found here , additionally an academic paper comparing the grades of the other countries involved was published in the same journal in 2014 and can be found here. The 2013 Active Healthy Kids Report Card was funded with a small Knowledge Exchange Grant from the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (www.scottishinsight.ac.uk)

Partnership and Funding for the 2016 Report Card

The 2016 Active Healthy Kids Report Card was a partnership between the University of Strathclyde and the University of Aberdeen

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The 2016 Active Healthy Kids Report Card was funded by Inspiring Scotland and The Robertson Trust

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