Monday, February 1, 2016 Agenda

Monday, February 1, 2016 Agenda

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Active Living Research 101
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Arlie Adkins, PhD, University of Arizona

ALR 101 is an optional session for those who are new to the active living field or are attending the conference for the first time. Speakers will provide an overview of the ALR program, basics of physical activity and health, rationale for focus on childhood obesity, use of ecological models and principles of transdisciplinary research. Connections to the fields of planning, transportation, and parks and recreation will be highlighted.

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
NiCole R. Keith, PhD, Program Chair, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research

Tina J. Kauh, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1: Active Travel
a) Pedestrian-oriented zoning can help to reduce income and poverty disparities in adult use of public transit to work, United States, J. Chriqui, University of Illinois at Chicago
b) From sedentary to active school commute: Influences of multi-level factors on travel mode shifts, C. Lee, Texas A&M University
c) How to shape parental attitude and promote walking to school? Understanding mediating effects of parental attitudes on children's active school commute, C. Yu, University of Central Florida
d) “Can we walk?” Environmental supports for active travel in India, D. Adlakha, Washington University in St. Louis

SESSION 2: Active Living around the World
a) How to incorporate active living principles into statutory planning documents: A successful case study, A.J. Burton, Health Foundation
b) Where are Latin Americans physically active and why does it matter? Findings from the International Physical Activity Environment Network (IPEN) adult study in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, D.S. Salvo, The University of Texas School of Public Health
c) A participative process: The key to make a useful and approachable space to change the physical habits of Mérida's south west citizens, E. Santos, Parques de México
d) The Siketha Ukuba Nempilo (SUN) (We choose to be healthy) Project. Equity in access to public transport in South Africa, C. Bartels, University of Cape Town

SESSION 3: Physical Activity Promotion
a) Objective reports versus subjective perceptions of crime and their relationships to accelerometer-measured physical activity in Hispanic adult-child dyads, M. van Bakergem, North Carolina State University
b) The West Virginia physical activity plan policy priority area: Plan implementation and statewide physical activity policy development, E. Jones, West Virginia University
c) Predictors of physical activity enjoyment and physical activity among 6th grade girls, E. Budd, Prevention Research Center
d) Perceived quality of the built environment: Comparison between different stages of the life course, T. Laatikainen, Aalto University

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Optional Special Lunch Session

Engaging the Research Community in Accelerating Policy Change
Jill Birnbaum, JD, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association
Sally Wong, PhD, RD, CDN, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association
Carter Headrick, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association

In order to raise healthy kids and help all children achieve a healthy weight, we must ensure that the places where our children live, learn and play make the healthy choice the easy choice. Led by Voices for Healthy Kids® staff, this session will define advocacy vs. lobbying, provide an understanding on the role the research community plays in policy change, and how advocacy can advance the work of the research community. The session will also introduce the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities, and how we can authentically engage priority populations in our advocacy work. The discussion will wrap up with an introduction to the principles of effective campaigns using the Power Prism® model, including elements needed for coalition building, research and data collection, media advocacy, and fundraising and development.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Just sustainabilities: Re-imagining e/quality, living within limits

Julian Agyeman, PhD, FRSA, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University

Dr. Agyeman is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. He is the originator of the concept of ‘just sustainabilities,‘ the full integration of social justice and sustainability, defined as: the need to ensure a better quality of life for all, now and into the future, in a just and equitable manner, whilst living within the limits of supporting ecosystems. As an ecologist/biogeographer turned environmental social scientist, he has both a science and social science background which helps frame his perspectives and scholarship. He thrives at the borders and intersections of a wide range of knowledges, disciplines and methodologies which he utilizes in creative and original ways in his research.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Group Physical Activity Break

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session and Welcome Reception

Posters in the areas of active transportation, urban design, parks & recreation, schools and other important active living research topics will be presented.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Evening Entertainment & Activity

8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

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