The British Heart Foundation are a National Charity, founded in 1961. They look to help people all around the UK by doing extra research into causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.
The British Heart Foundation National Centre (BHFNC) is funded by the British Heart Foundation, and is looking to help promote physical activity and health.
Developing evidence - We conduct research and evaluation to improve the evidence base on how to influence physical activity and sedentary behaviours.
Translating and communicating evidence - We synthesise, interpret and communicate research and practice-based evidence relating to physical activity promotion from across the world.
Inspiring and supporting practitioners - We provide high quality, evidence-based training and resources to increase the knowledge and skills of practitioners to support them in creating a more active nation.
Providing leadership and advocacy for policy and practice - We work with partners across the UK to make physical activity a priority
Their role as a major charity within the UK is the help develop peoples understanding of the health benefits that can be seen through physical activity. This is done through their research and is broken down into how they do it in their mission plan.
The BHFNC is evaluating the County Sports Partnership Network's (CSPN) Workplace Challenge. Through this they are aiming to develop a coherent package of interventions that can be used in the workplace to promote and increase physical activity and sport in inactive employees.