Established in 2015, Active Healthy Kids Hong Kong consists of researchers in the area of physical activity and health who have collaborated with stakeholders to produce Hong Kong's first Report Card on physical activity in children and youth.
Active healthy Kids Report Card Hong Kong is an evidence-based synthesis on physical activity behaviour in children and youth. It is based on the best available evidence across a series of indicators related to individual behaviours, settings and sources of influence, and strategies and investments which are interpreted by an expert consensus panel, resulting in the assignment of a "grade". The report card aims to consolidate existing evidence, facilitate international comparisons, encourage more evidence-informed physical activity and health policy, improve surveillance of physical activity and most importantly promote and facilitate physical activity opportunities among children and youth in Hong Kong.
The "Global Matrix"
The Hong Kong Report Card is part of a global effort to promote physical activity in children and youth ( Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, AHKGA)
and the results of the first Hong Kong Report Card will be published on conjunction with the results from 38 other countries in November 2016. The report card will serve as a call to action, a key policy driver and a standardized system for international comparisons in the area of physical activity in children and youth.
Using the Report Card
The report card provides the most recent, relevant and critical information on physical activity and health of children and youth in Hong Kong, and its generated findings can be used in a number of ways:
- Government: For policy development and investment decisions.
- Researchers/academics: To enhance student learning, identify new research ares and inform grant application.
- Teachers, coaches, and allied health professionals, charitable organizations: For professional development and inform decision making.
- Funding bodies: For funding strategy and inform decision making.