Health Promoting Sports Clubs-National Audit Tool

The Sports Clubs for Health working group of the Health Enhancing Physical Activity Network has been collaborating with the World Health Organisation to design the health promoting sports clubs national audit tool, to help countries of the WHO European Region. Fourteen researchers from seven countries have contributed to design the tool.

This document provides an introduction and users’ guide for the audit tool and the tool itself. The document also includes information on application of the “settings-based approach” to sports clubs, the health-promoting sports club approach and development and use of this tool. The assessment will provide a comprehensive overview of national health promotion policies and strategies related to sports clubs in your country, which may indicate gaps in national health promotion and sport strategies and indicate areas to be developed.

Completion of the tool may foster collaboration among government departments and organizations interested in a settings-based approach to health promotion. It can provide a catalyst for better communication, joint strategic planning and actions and collaboration among sectors for national health promotion policies in sports clubs.

The tool can be found on the World Health Organisation Website: Health Promoting Sports Clubs National Audit Tool

A French version of the HPSC Tool is available here: