Thursday, February 24, 2011 Agenda

Thursday, February 24, 2011 Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Conference Registration

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

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Welcome and Announcements

8:20 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Development and Testing of a Community Stakeholder Park Audit Tool, Andrew Kaczynski, Ph.D., Kansas State University
2) Shared Agendas and Common Solutions: Engaging Non-Traditional Health Partners in Policy Change to Create Active Living Environments, Leslie Linton, J.D., M.P.H., Health Policy Consulting Group and Tracy Delaney, PhD, RD, County of San Diego Public Health Services

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Panel Presentation

Evaluating Collaborative Partnerships: Evidence for Success

Efforts to combat childhood obesity are increasingly harnessing a multi-sector approach by joining forces form businesses, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Because of their growing popularity, it is important to enhance and effectively evaluate the ability of collaborative partnerships to achieve community-level health improvements. This panel discussion will feature examples of different collaborative partnerships working in underserved communities, and the experiences and findings of researchers who have participated in and evaluated these partnerships. The participants will learn about the factors behind successful partnerships and the important role that on-going research and evaluation plays in the process.

Panel Moderator
Janice Johnson Dias, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Panel Members
Seven Sound Bites for Community Conscious Evaluation for Building Collaborations with Marginalized Populations [pdf], Leon Caldwell, Ph.D., President, Think Tank for African American Progress
The Urgency for Effectiveness thru a "Different" Triple Bottom Line [pdf], Stergios Roussos, Ph.D., M.P.H., Director and Community Scientist, Alliance for Community Research and Development

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break and Group Physical Activity

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Physical Activity and Youth
a) Correlates of Pedometer-Determined Physical Activity Among Elementary School Children: Findings from the TREK (TRavel, Environment, and Kids) Study, Gavin McCormack, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
b) Racial Differences in the Association between Built Environment Features and BMI Among Urban Adolescents, Dustin Duncan, Sc.M., Harvard School of Public Health
c) Park Use and Physical Activity in Adolescents: Integrating Objective Geospatial and Behavioral Data, Ernesto Ramirez, M.S., University of California, San Diego
d) Investigating the Impact of a Smart Growth Community on Children's Physical Activity Contexts Using Ecological Momentary Assessment, Genevieve Dunton, Ph.D., University of Southern California

SESSION 2 - Physical Activity and Adults
a) Exploring Walking Differences by Socioeconomic Status Using a Spatial Agent-Based Model, Yong Yang, Ph.D., University of Michigan
b) Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity in Older Women: Findings from the San Diego Cohort of Women's Health Initiative, Gregory Norman, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
c) Neighborhood Factors Influence Physical Activity among Community Dwelling African American and Hispanic or Latina Women, Rebecca Lee, Ph.D., University of Houston [no presentation available]
d) Correlates of Walking Behavior in Istanbul: Individual Attributes, Neighborhood Context and Perceived Safety, Perver K. Baran, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

SESSION 3 - Translating Research to Practice and Policy
a) A Tale of Two Counties: Racially-Constructed Social Relations and Opportunities for Youth Physical Activity in Two Rural Counties in the Southern United States, Michael Edwards, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
b) Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment: Building a Roadmap for Change with Smaller Cities, Cynthia Carlson, M.S., University of New Hampshire
c) It's All in the Lens: Qualitative Differences between Advocates and Policy Makers in Facilitators and Barriers to State Obesity Policies, Amy A. Eyler, Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis
d) Evaluating the Active Design Guidelines, Karen Lee, M.D., New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Gayle Nicoll, Ph.D., University of Texas, San Antonio

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch Discussion Tables

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Partnerships for Progress in Active Living I
a) Taking Research to Action through Neighborhood Walkability Assessments, Rolf Eisinger, M.P.H., Louisville Metro Government
b) APA Healin': Partnering to Promote Active Living Among Asian Pacific American in New York City, Rhodora Ursua, M.P.H., Kalusugan Coalition & Matthew Ryder, Asian Americans for Equity
c) Policy Approaches to Children's Health (PATCH): A Community-Based Participatory Research Project, Monica Hunsberger, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University

SESSION 2 - Health Impact Assessments
a) Planning Active Walkable Neighborhoods: Applying Health Impact Assessment to Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning, Brendon Haggerty, M.U.R.P., Clark County Department of Public Health
b) Zoning for a Healthy Baltimore: A Health Impact Assessment to of the Transform Baltimore Comprehensive Zoning Code Rewrite, Caroline M. Fichtenberg, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
c) Assessing the Health Impacts of Road Pricing in San Francisco: A Case Study of Land Use and Transportation Planning Decisions, Megan Wier, M.P.H., San Francisco Department of Public Health

SESSION 3 - Physical Activity in Schools
a) Impact of School Sport Policy on Observed Physical Activity in Middle School Children, Jason Bocarro, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
b) Environmental Modification to Increase Physical Activity During Recess: Preliminary Findings from Ready for Recess, Aaron Beighle, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
c) Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (CLASS): Linking PE Law with PE Practices in Public Schools, Frank Perna, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Partnerships for Progress in Active Living II
a) Creating Partnerships for Active Living: Comparing Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning in Rural and Urban Communities, Semra Aytur, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
b) Partnerships for Urban Park Renovation: Strategies to Increase Physical Activity in Parks Through Community Knowledge and Participatory Design, Jennifer Isacoff, M.A., The Trust for Public Land
c) Can Truck Drivers Maintain Active Living? Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Environmental Interventions, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro

SESSION 2 - Community Design for Youth
a) Associations between Neighbourhood Walkability, Neighborhood SES and Physical Activity: Adults versus Adolescents, Femke De Meester, Ghent University, Belgium
b) Environmental Correlates of Objectively-Measured Physical Activity in Adolescent Girls, Gi-Hyoug Cho, M.R.P., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
c) The Built Environment and Youth Physical Activity: A Review Based on the Active Living Research Literature Database, Jacqueline Kerr, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

SESSION 3 - Intervention Evaluations
a) Evaluating the Impact of Implementing a Public Bicycle Share Program on Utilitarian Cycling: The Case of BIXI in Montreal, Canada, Daniel Fuller, M.Sc., University of Montreal
b) Impact of a Pilot Walking School Bus Intervention on Children's Pedestrian Safety Behaviors, Jason Mendoza, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
c) Family Fitness Zones Increase MVPA, Deborah Cohen, M.D., RAND Corporation

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Funders Update

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Give-Away Prizes
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research