Sports clubs as settings for health promotion: Fundamentals and an overview to research
Kokko, S. (2014). Sports clubs as settings for health promotion: Fundamentals and an overview to research. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(Suppl 15), 60-65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494814545105
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This paper explores the efficacy and value of sports clubs as a setting for health promotion. Sports clubs for children and adolescents are the primary focus of the paper, and the aims are two-fold. Firstly, the paper aims to review the basis for and elements of the health promoting sports club (HPSC) concept. Secondly, the aim is to overview the international evolution of the HPSC concept and its usefulness in the research. The settings-based health promotion approach forms the basis for the HPSC concept and it is introduced first. Thereafter, both obligating and prospecting factors, to justify the importance for sports clubs to address health promotion, are expressed. Major prospecting factors relate to the facts that sports club activities reach a lot of children and adolescents, and that its educational nature is informal due to voluntary participation. The paper also presents multilevel structure of sports clubs, as well as the determinants affecting the settings-based work. The research concerning health promotion in sports-related settings is evolving worldwide, and Nordic countries are in the front line of this newwave of settings-based health promotion. Indeed, it has been claimed that, for the settings approach to assimilate to current societal challenges, there is a need to widen the reach of the approach to nontraditional, non-institutional settings, like sports clubs. ...
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Van Hoye, Aurélie; Geidne, Susanna; Vuillemin, Anne; Dowd, Kieran; Glibo, Iva; Heck, Sandra; Ibsen, Bjarne; Johnson, Stacey; Kingsland, Melanie; Kokko, Sami; Lane, Aoife; Ooms, Linda; Overbye, Marie; Woods, Catherine; Zeimers, Geraldine; Whiting, Stephen; Winand, Mathieu (Frontiers Media SA, 2023)Background: Researchers and policy-makers have highlighted that the potential for organized sports to promote health has been underexploited. Sports clubs have limited capacity to promote health due to their voluntary ...
Van Hoye, Aurélie; Geidne, Susanna; Seghers, Jan; Lane, Aoife; Donaldson, Alex; Philpott, Matthew; Kokko, Sami (Springer International Publishing, 2022)Sports-related settings, including both sports clubs and stadiums, reach a large population across life stages and socio-economic levels. Sports clubs play an important role in their members’ health through their informal ...
Van Hoye, Aurélie; Geidne, Susanna; Vuillemin, Anne; Dowd, Kieran; Glibo, Iva; Heck, Sandra; Ibsen, Bjarne; Johnson, Stacey; Kingsland, Melanie; Kokko, Sami; Lane, Aoife; Ooms, Linda; Overbye, Marie; Woods, Catherine; Zeimers, Geraldine; Whiting, Stephen; Winand, Mathieu (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2023)Purpose The potential for organised sports to promote health has been underexploited so far, according to researchers and policy-makers. Sports clubs have limited capacity to promote health due to their voluntary nature ...
Johnson, Stacey; Vuillemin, Anne; Geidne, Susanna; Kokko, Sami; Epstein, Jonathan; Van Hoye, Aurélie (Sage Publications, Inc., 2020)Settings-based approaches have become an increasing health promotion focus since the World Health Organization’s 1986 Ottawa Charter. While schools, cities, and prisons have implemented this approach, its development within ...