Friday, April 11, 2008 Agenda

Friday, April 11, 2008 Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Overview and Technology & Resources Announcements
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Active Living Research
Technology Vendors in Attendance

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Planning, Government of the District of Columbia

Healthy by Design: The Origins (and Future) of City Living [pdf]

Cities came into being as places of commerce and culture and for centuries organized themselves into neighborhoods where a 10-minute walk might take you from one end to the other, and where most of a citizen's daily needs could be met in that neighborhood. The principle of the neighborhood as a place you work and where your daily needs were met began to break down first with streetcars and trains, and then with automobiles and we began to organize our communities more around interstates and exit ramps. It's true that we now have more choices in our country than ever before - for travel, diet, how we spend our leisure time, where we live, and so on. We also have more voices urging us to make particular choices than any other society in history. As a consequence, it is the best of times for cities... and the worst of times.

The District of Columbia is a model of both the walkable city of yore and the city of enormous disparities - in income, educational attainment, health outcomes, economic prosperity, access to health, and proximity to fresh and healthy food. Listen to how one city - our Capital City - is working to reduce the disparities (including health disparities) and improve community quality of life outcomes while continuing to broaden the choices available to every citizen.

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plenary Presentations
1) What's Working: Early Impact of the Federally Mandated Local Wellness Policy in Rural, Low Income Elementary Schools, Elaine Belansky, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center and Nick Cutforth, Ph.D., University of Denver
2) Dynamics of School Playground Use in Low-Income Neighborhoods: Four Case Studies from Newark, New Jersey, Caryn Yaacov, Ph.D. Candidate, New Jersey Institute of Technology
3) Correlates of Walking-to-School Behaviors and Implications for Public Policies, Xuemei Zhu, B.Arch, Ph.D. Candidate, Texas A&M University

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Physical Activity Breaks
Activities included:
• Yoga Session
• Kukuwa Dance Workout
• City Scavenger Hunt
• Downtown Walking Tour
• I've Got a Secret Walking Tour
• Embassy Row Walking Tour
• Penn Quarter Walking Tour
• Exercise Walking Group
• Group Run

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Diversity and Active Living
a) Neighborhood Built and Social Environment, Walking Adherence and Depressive Symptoms in African American Women, JoEllen Wilbur, Ph.D., Rush University
b) In-Depth Examination of Constraints on the Use of Urban Parks for Physical Activity in Latino Neighborhoods, Monika Stodolska, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign
c) The Active City: Recreation Programs, Public Health and Environmental Justice, Jennifer Wolch, Ph.D., University of Southern California
d) Demographic Differences in Barriers to Active Commuting to Three Local Destinations in Children, Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., San Diego State University

SESSION 2 - Policy Evaluation
a) The Impact of Texas Senate Bill 19 on Elementary School Children's Level of Physical Activity, Steven Kelder, Ph.D., M.P.H., Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living
b) Impacts of Federal Transportation Legislation on Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements, Angie Cradock, Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health
c) Effects of Park Improvements on Park Use and Physical Activity: Policy and Programming Implications, Deborah Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., RAND Corporation
d) New York Wellness Works (NYWW): The Expansion of State-wide Policies Supporting Worksite Health Promotion Interventions and Research Based on the Successes of a Regional Partnership, Gabrielle Foley, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., University of Buffalo

SESSION 3 - Designing for Walking & Bicycling
a) Population Survey of Pedestrian Activity in California Adults: Who is Active When, Where, and Why, Steven Hooker, Ph.D., University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center
b) Cycling in Cities: Understanding People, Neighbourhoods and Infrastructure to Guide Policy to Increase Active Transportation, Meghan Winters, M.Sc., University of British Columbia
c) Policy and Program Recommendations Following the Evaluation of an Urban Rail-Trail Conversion Project, Julian Reed, Ed.D., Furman University
d) Where Do People Bicycle? The Role of Infrastructure in Determining Bicycling Behavior, Jennifer Dill, Ph.D., Portland State University

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Environmental Perceptions & Interventions
a) Cultural Dimensions of Access to Active Living - Understanding Youth and Adult’s Experiences of Health and Place, Samuel Dennis, Jr., Ph.D. and Suzanne Gaulocher, M.S., M.P.H., University of Wisconsin-Madison
b) Associations of Perceived Environment with Walking Vary by Gender and Walking Purpose, Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., San Diego State University
c) Neighborhood Predictors of Walking for Transportation and Exercise: The New Orleans PACE Project, Jeanette Gustat, Ph.D., M.P.H., Tulane University
d) Evaluability Assessments of Programs and Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity, Holly Wethington, Ph.D. and Seraphine Pitt Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

SESSION 2 - Innovations in Active Living
a) Physical Activity and Body Mass Index of Children and Youth in the Province of Nova Scotia 2001/02 and 2005/06, Angela Thompson, Ph.D., St. Francis Xavier University
b) Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention, Kathleen Sobush, M.S., M.P.H., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
c) Effect of Innovative Stair Design on Physical Activity: Evaluating Skip-Stop Elevators and Stairs in the Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Building, Los Angeles, California, Gayle Nicoll, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio
d) The Intersection of Public Policy and Health Behavior Theory in the Physical Activity Arena, Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D., M.P.H., National Cancer Institute

SESSION 3 - Youth Physical Activity
a) The Effect of School Physical Education Instruction Time on Child Obesity, Meenakshi Fernandes, M.Phil., RAND Graduate School
b) Public Policy Processes and Getting Physical Activity into Alberta's Urban Schools, Catherine Gladwin, M.Sc., University of Alberta
c) The KaBOOM! Schoolyard Study: The Effect of Installed Play Equipment on Physical Activity of Elementary School Children. Results of an Observational Study, Erin Baker, M.S.Ed., Tulane University
d) Active Commuting to School: Sociodemographic, Family and Environmental Correlates, Susan Babey, Ph.D., UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Poster and Technology Session and Reception
Technology Vendors included:
ActiGraph, LLC
New-Lifestyles, Inc.