Canadian Professor Heather McKay will present about the design, implementation, scale-up and evaluation of an effective community-based health promotion intervention. She leads an internationally renowned implementation science team connecting academic scholars with cross-sectoral community and government stakeholders to move research into action.
Professor McKay’s presentation – “Scaling Up Physical Activity Interventions for Older Adults: Lessons from Canada” – will provide insights gained from the Choose to Move program, which has enhanced physical activity and mobility, and decreased social isolation and loneliness, in over 30,000 older adults in British Columbia.
The research seminar will also feature a presentation by Prevention Research Collaboration Postdoctoral Fellow (Implementation and scale-up), Dr Karen Lee. She will present on current trends in physical activity research and highlight the need for more implementation and scale-up research to translate effective interventions to impact population-level health.