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Queensland Health Steps Challenge

Every step counts.

What is the Queensland Health Step Challenge (QHSC)? 

Queensland Health is holding a state-wide 10,000 Steps Challenge from 29 April to 31 May 2024. 10,000 Steps is a successful initiative developed by Central Queensland University to encourage higher levels of physical activity among the community.

Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh is leading the way on this Challenge, hoping to increase staff connection and participation in physical activity to benefit physical and mental wellbeing.

How does the QHSC work?

To participate in the QHSC you will need to create a free account to access the 10,000 Steps platform on the web or the app on your apple or android device. If you already have an account, you will be able to use it to join the QHSC.

As soon as you have an account you can start logging your activity and sign up for a team in the QHSC for your activity to contribute. There is a Step by Step guide below.

None of your individual measures can be viewed by other participants. Only the totals of all participants are shown.

How do I participate?

Queensland Health recognises the different abilities of its diverse staff and encourages everyone to participate in the Challenge at a level that is appropriate for them.

Any form of activity you engage in, from walking or swimming to sports or lifting weights (and everything between), can contribute to your “steps” counted and help you and your team succeed. If you have any existing health conditions, please consult your GP.

Set-up Steps

Join a Team!

  • For your activity to count towards the QHSC, you need to be a part of Team. You can start by joining onto your HHS Challenge team below.
  • From there you can sign on as Team Captain by contacting your HHS or Organisation's Coordinators. Reach out to Internal Communications if you're not sure who to contact.
  • Alternatively, a captain can invite your to join their team via handy invite link. Queensland Health recommends teams of 7-10 for the Challenge.
  • Your activity and steps accrued in any Tournaments also count towards your Health Challenge Team!

Other useful links:

Total Steps
2,628,591,253
Total Participants
9,026
Total Tournaments
37

Leaderboard

To encourage healthy competition between the participating institutions, the leaderboard will keep track of how many steps each team has accumulated so far.

This leaderboard will update each teams progress from the start of the QHSC on 29th April until the 31st May 2024.

Note: The average steps are calculated by dividing the total number of team steps / number of team members. 

Challenges Leaderboard

Rank Name Weight Loss (kg) Waist Girth Loss (cm) Total Steps Average Steps
1

Townsville HHS

  • Participants: 804
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 289,443,132 389,560
2

North West HHS

  • Participants: 137
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 46,158,304 357,816
3

Central West HHS

  • Participants: 143
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 48,377,446 345,553
4

Cairns and Hinterland HHS

  • Participants: 692
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 215,101,150 326,405
5

Metro South HHS

  • Participants: 864
  • Tournaments: 11
0.0 0.0 247,241,773 315,359
6

South West HHS

  • Participants: 112
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 32,896,070 310,340
7

Mackay HHS

  • Participants: 235
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 67,801,774 309,597
8

Health Agencies

  • Participants: 106
  • Tournaments: 3
0.0 0.0 31,268,514 309,589
9

Darling Downs HHS

  • Participants: 788
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 228,478,846 307,508
10

Department of Health

  • Participants: 1705
  • Tournaments: 4
12.8 0.0 502,795,735 307,332
11

Gold Coast HHS

  • Participants: 482
  • Tournaments: 2
0.0 0.0 135,604,521 304,729
12

Central Queensland HHS

  • Participants: 239
  • Tournaments: 1
1.0 0.0 65,360,986 304,004
13

Children's Health Queensland HHS

  • Participants: 487
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 137,358,863 300,566
14

Wide Bay HHS

  • Participants: 349
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 96,262,947 289,948
15

Metro North HHS

  • Participants: 1068
  • Tournaments: 2
6.0 0.0 285,181,118 286,614
16

Torres and Cape HHS

  • Participants: 295
  • Tournaments: 1
2.7 0.0 76,622,220 279,643
17

Sunshine Coast HHS

  • Participants: 125
  • Tournaments: 1
0.0 0.0 28,416,473 278,592
18

Queensland Ambulance Service

  • Participants: 155
  • Tournaments: 2
0.0 0.0 39,582,313 274,877
19

West Moreton HHS

  • Participants: 240
  • Tournaments: 1
2.8 7.0 54,295,206 243,476

Choose your challenge team


Cairns HHS_picker

Cairns and Hinterland HHS

CQ HHS_picker

Central Queensland HHS

Central West HHS_picker

Central West HHS

Childrens Hospital_picker

Children's Health Queensland HHS

Darling Downs HHS_picker

Darling Downs HHS

Gold Coast HHS_picker

Gold Coast HHS

Mackay HHS_picker

Mackay HHS

Metro north HHS_picker

Metro North HHS

Metro South HHS_picker

Metro South HHS

North West HHS_picker

North West HHS

South West HHS_picker

South West HHS

Sunshine Coast HHS_picker

Sunshine Coast HHS

Torres HHS_picker

Torres and Cape HHS

Townsville HHS_picker

Townsville HHS

West Moreton HHS_picker

West Moreton HHS

Wide Bay HHS_picker

Wide Bay HHS

DoH_picker

Department of Health

DoH_picker

Health Agencies

QAS_picker

Queensland Ambulance Service

Connect and Share!

Join the QHSC Community on viva engage to stay connected and have a place to share photos, tips or recruit team mates.

Share your photos with us on Instagram and Facebook and let us know about your progress by using the Challenge hashtags  #10000steps #qhsc #Everystepcounts #Everymovecounts

You can also tag us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Promotional Resources

Download these printable posters for your workplace to spread the word on the Queensland Health Steps Challenge.

A3 Posters

QHSC A3 - Call to Action Poster
Use this A3 QHSC Call to Action Poster to encourage participants to step up to the Challenge.
QHSC A3 - Information Poster
Use this A3 QHSC Information Poster to help your participants easily register for the Challenge using a QR code.

A4 Posters

QHSC A4 - Call to Action Poster
Use this A4 QHSC Call to Action Poster to encourage participants to step up to the Challenge.
QHSC A4 - Information Poster
Use this A4 QHSC Information Poster to help your participants register easily for the Challenge using a QR code.

More Information

If you need more information, please contact us.