Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Agenda

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Agenda

7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Conference Registration

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

Breakfast will provide attendees the opportunity to network around common interests relevant to active living. Selected tables will feature a roundtable host who will facilitate a discussion around a chosen topic, giving attendees the opportunity to interact, exchange ideas, and discuss potential synergies. Attendees are not required to pre-register for any particular table and are free to choose a table during the event.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning Welcome and Poster Award
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
NiCole R. Keith, PhD, Program Chair, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 4: Shared Use
a) Shared use agreements allowing public use of school facilities in the United States, 2014, J. Omura, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
b) Open use policies in faith based communities: Coming together to increase physical activity for all, C. Allen, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
c) Fair play: Advancing health equity through shared use, H. Lewis, ChangeLab Solutions

SESSION 5: Park Access
a) Healthy, connected Chattanooga case study, J. Rippon, The Trust For Public Land
b) A longitudinal examination of improved access on park use and physical activity in an underserved neighborhood park, C.L. Schultz, North Carolina State University
c) Green and lean: Is neighborhood park and playground availability associated with youth obesity? Variations by gender, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity, S.M. Hughey, University of South Carolina

SESSION 6: Older Adults
a) The influence of walkability on broader mobility for Canadian older adults: An examination of Walk Score and the Mobility Over Varied Environments Index (MOVE-I), J.A. Hirsch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
b) Mobility choices in older adults: The role of emotional responses to place, S. Tilley, University of Edinburgh
c) Ageing and active living: Everyday aspects of urban environments and older adults' outdoor mobility, K. Brookfield, University of Edinburgh

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Speed Presentations

SPEED TALK SESSION 1: Neighborhood Environments
a) Inequities in municipal zoning for active living in the United States, E. Thrun, University of Illinois at Chicago
b) Relationship of objective neighborhood quality attributes with youth physical activity: Findings from the Healthy Communities Study, A. Kaczynski, University of South Carolina
c) Neighborhood disorder, fear of crime, and physical activity, S.J. Mooney, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
d) Are walkable neighborhoods more resilient to the foreclosure spillover effects?, J. Won, Texas A&M University
e) Individual and environmental correlates of bicycling in a nationally representative sample of United States adults, A. Porter, University of Texas School of Public Health
f) Assessment of bicycle use among residents in affordable housing in New York City, S. Sanchez, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
g) Emerging technologies for study of public spaces and human behavior, D. Adlakha, Washington University in St. Louis

SPEED TALK SESSION 2: Parks and Public Spaces
a) A pre-post assessment of physical activity benefits of the downtown Vancouver Comox-Helmcken Greenway corridor, L.D. Frank, The University of British Columbia, Canada
b) Potential for urban brownfield-to-greenspace redevelopment to reach underserved communities: A nationwide socio-spatial analysis, O. Baber, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
c) Shared use of public school facilities to increase opportunities for physical activity in rural communities, T.A. Carlton, North Carolina State University
d) Socioeconomic and race/ethnic disparities in observed park quality, J.K. Engelberg, University of California, San Diego
e) Play streets for safe play: Bringing play streets to high-risk neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, LA, S.T. Broyles, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
f) Parks prescriptions case study: Rocky Graham Park, P. Vitale, The Trust for Public Land
g) Mapping spatial enclosure and perceived safety in a neighborhood park: An application of immersive virtual environment technology, P.B. Baran, North Carolina State University

SPEED TALK SESSION 3: Interventions and Priority Populations
a) Measuring perceived active living environments, behavior and health in Tribal Nations:  Results from a community-based participatory research study in Oklahoma, A. Salvatore, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health
b) Does the built environment moderate the relationship between having a disability and lower levels of physical activity? A systematic review, Y. Eisenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
c) Building multi-sector partnerships: analyzing stakeholders’ predispositions to implement healthy environments, S. Blanchette, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres
d) PowerUp P.E.: A dissemination project to help elementary school physical education teachers increase students' physical activity, K. Gans, University of Connecticut
e) Voices for Healthy Kids: Findings from public opinion research on active transportation, C. Headrick, American Heart Association
f) Physical activity and military readiness: A new perspective on policy advocacy for active living, D.B. Bornstein, The Citadel
g) Tailoring communications to emphasize the role of policy and environmental change as primary obesity prevention strategies, T. Calise, John Snow Inc.

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

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Panel Presentation

Delivering Sustainable Environments for Accessible Active Living

One strategy to improve health equity is to use social justice as a focus. Delivering resources necessary to afford all populations opportunities to experience wellness in a way that is accessible, affordable, practical and educational is creatively accomplished by the transformative organizations represented by members of this panel. James Rimmer has been developing and directing physical activity and health promotion programs for people with disabilities and training professionals to expand this important work for over 30 years. He is currently the Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) and Director of the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative – linking research and programs for people with disabilities. Dr. Rimmer also directs the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Interactive Exercise Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities. Nedra Deadwyler is a Licensed Master Social Worker and the founder, owner, and operator of Civil Bikes. She brings innovation to biking by using this physical activity as a way for residents and tourists to learn about Atlanta’s rich, unique history related to civil rights and advocate for preservation and community building. Karen Showalter is the Food Justice Campaign Director and Pennsylvania State Director at MomsRising.org. Her focus is on strategic planning, organizing, and resource building to mobilize communities around important social justice issues including healthy food access, education, and national and international policy. Her resource targets include the empowerment of moms and families to use their influence to affect messaging in popular media and fast food chains.

Panel Chair: NiCole R. Keith, PhD, Program Chair, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


Jim Rimmer, PhD, Director of Research, Lakeshore Foundation
Nedra Deadwyler, Owner, Operator, Civil Bikes
Karen Showalter, MPA, Campaign Director, Mom’s Rising

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Physical Activity Breaks

Activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Group Bike Ride
  • Running Group
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Zumba
  • Walking Group


5:00 p.m. Dinner on your own

For detailed information, visit the official ALR2016 conference website: www.alr-conference.com.