Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

7:15 a.m. Breakfast

7:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussions

8:45 a.m. Welcome
James F. Sallis, PhD, Active Living Research

9:00 a.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in the Life of Female Public Housing Residents of Harrisburg, PA, Malika Bose, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
2) Promoting Active Living Among Persons with Physical Disabilities: Evidence for Distinct Neighborhood-Level Determinants, Michael Spivock, PhD, University of Montreal
3) Neighborhood Level Influences and Physical Activity in Public Parks in Diverse Communities, Myron Floyd, PhD, North Carolina State University

10:30 a.m. Break and Physical Activity
Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids! (SPARK)

11:00 a.m. Panel Presentation

Active Living in Latino Communities

Dr. George Flores, Senior Program Officer, Disparities in Health, The California Endowment

Panel Members:
• Dr. America Bracho, CEO, Latino Health Access
The City Project, Robert Garcia, Executive Director
Healthy Latino Communities, Steve Castandea, Councilmember, City of Chula Vista, California and Representative to Healthy Eating, Active Communites (HEAC)

12:30 p.m. Lunch / Networking

2:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Community Design
a) Potential Walkers and Neighborhood Characteristics Around Public Schools in Georgia, Matt Falb, MHS, Georgia Department of Human Resources
b) Objective Measures of the Environment and Physical Activity - Results of the UK Environment and Physical Activity Study, Charles E. Foster, MsC, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
c) Environmental Correlates of Adoption of Walking Among African-American Women, Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
d) Examination of the Built Environment and Prevalence of Obesity: Neighborhood Characteristics, Food Purchasing Venues, Green Space and Distribution of Body Mass Index in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, University of Pittsburgh

SESSION 2 - Recreation Areas for Youth Physical Activity
a) A Methodology for Understanding Design Implications of Active Preschool Play Areas, Nilda G. Cosco, PhD, North Carolina State University
b) Evaluating Long-Term Effects of a Playground Redesign on Children's Physical Activity Levels During Recess, Nicola D. Ridgers, MSc, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
c) Physical Activity Among Adolescents: When Do Parks Matter?, Susan H. Babey, PhD, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
d) Neighborhood Disorder, Perceived Safety and Readiness to Encourage Use of Local Playgrounds, Rebecca Miles, PhD, Florida State University

SESSION 3 - Context for Active Living
a) The Impact of Crime on Physical Activity: Incorporating Crime in Trail Use Models, Robert A. Brown, PhD, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
b) The Effects on Physical Activity: The Social and Physical Environment, Ming Wen, PhD, University of Utah
c) Social Disadvantage and Low-Walkable Neighborhoods are Associated with Canine Physical Inactivity, and with Inactivity and Obesity Among Their Owners, Adrian E. Bauman, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
d) Measurement Issues in Evaluating a Government Subdivision Policy on Walking: Preliminary Results from RESIDE, Billie Giles-Corti, PhD, The University of Western Australia, Australia

3:30 p.m. Networking Break

3:45 p.m. Funders Update

4:15 p.m. Discussion and Wrap Up