Ms Louise Czosnek


Applying evidence to inform policy action  

The 8 ‘best-buys’ represent a systems-based approach to implementing physical activity policy.    This presentation will demonstrate how this evidence was used to build a system-based approach to physical activity policy development (and implementation).  Examples are drawn from within the Victorian (Australia) policy context.  The presentation will describe some of the challenges and opportunities that arose through applying the evidence across different sectors and how these factors were overcome.   

About Louise: Louise is an experienced policy advisor, having worked in both the non-for-profit and State government sectors.  Her policy focus is physical activity, and she has developed and/or contributed to State-wide policy across multiple sectors including health, sport, education and transport.  A key strength is her ability to build relationships across government that facilitate policy alignment to elevate the role of physical activity.  Louise is completing a PhD in implementation science with a focus on implementing physical activity within routine healthcare services.  When she is not working and studying, she likes to get lost on a leafy (but not too hilly!) trail run.