International Collaborations

Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance

Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance is a global network of researchers, health professionals, and stakeholders who are working together to advance active living policies for children and youth. Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance focuses on cross-jurisdictional policy advocacy across countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. As part of this Alliance, a Global Report Card on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth is developed every two years. The Global Report Card, which includes individual Report Cards from different countries, generates extensive global media attention, including in Canada, to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of physical inactivity in children and youth. Dr. Tarun Katapally is country leader for the generation of the India Report Cards.

Active Healthy Kids India

To advance Global Health research and advocacy for active living policy, Dr. Tarun Katapally co-founded the non-profit organization, Active Healthy Kids India. Active Healthy Kids India not only addresses critical data and research gaps, but also serves as a platform to raise funds, bring together stakeholders, and implement studies to generate evidence for the India Report Cards for the Physical Activity of Children and Youth.