Physical Activity Community of Practice Session

  • Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

We all know being physically active is vital to physical and mental health. In primary care, we have an opportunity to use exercise as a treatment tool to help our patients prevent and manage chronic disease.

Join us for the inaugural in-person meeting of the newest community of practice. The Physical Activity CoP is a forum for anyone regardless of profession to come together and discuss physical activity in primary care. A background in exercise science isn’t necessary to attend.

The goals of this group are to:

  • Compile and share evidence related to the role of physical activity in health.
  • Establish partnerships with exercise professionals in other teams and/or community agencies, especially for teams without dedicated exercise professionals and especially with respect to people experiencing barriers to physical activity.
  • Build capacity of all clinicians to promote physical activity.
  • Establish meaningful measures of impact of physical activity promotion, especially alternatives to the predominant “weight” focus of physical activity and diet programs such as impact on medications, falls risk and mental health.


  • Introductions and background
  • Highlight a few success stories
  • Review phone meeting and terms of reference for the PA CoP
  • Break into small discussion groups on areas of interest
  • Regroup and summarize
  • Plan for next steps