01 Feb, 2011 Last updated: 29 Jan, 2015

This study looks at ways to enhance participation in sport and physical activity by first generation migrant communities at a high risk of cardiovascular disease.

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High levels of physical inactivity in adult Victorians contribute to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Both physical inactivity and cardiovascular disease are particularly prevalent in first generation immigrants, especially immigrants from Southern Europe, the Middle East and South Asia.

Small groups of migrants from these countries have reported many factors that cause high physical inactivity levels. It is hoped that the knowledge gained from this study will increase the likely success of future programs by ensuring they meet the needs of the participants.