Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Agenda

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Agenda

7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Active Living Research Grantee Meeting
ALR Grantees Only

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Registration

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Jason Mendoza, M.D., M.P.H., Program Committee Chair, Baylor College of Medicine
Dwayne Proctor, Ph.D., Director, Childhood Obesity Program Management Team, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Plenary Presentations
1) Physical Activity and Health Partnerships among Park and Recreation Departments in North Carolina, Candice Bruton, M.A., North Carolina State University
2) Measures and Methods for Evaluating Community Partnerships: The Healthy & Active Communities Evaluation, Cheryl Kelly, Ph.D., Saint Louis University
3) Page Avenue Health Impact Assessment: Building on Diverse Partnerships and Evidence to Promote a Healthy Community, Christine Hoehner, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Conference (Concurrent) Workshops

1) Active Living Research 101
Welcome to ALR 101 [pdf], James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research
Urban Planning & Active Living Research [pdf], Robert Cervero, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Parks & Recreation: Mockumentary or Physical Activity Partner? [pdf], Andrew J. Mowen, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Active Living Research 101 is for those who are new to the active living field. Dr. Sallis will provide an overview of the ALR program, basics of physical activity and health, rationale for focus on childhood obesity, use of ecological models, principles of transdisciplinary research, and examples of findings from ALR studies. Dr. Cervero, from the planning and transportation fields, will introduce how his disciplines contribute to active living research with examples of concepts, measures, and findings. Dr. Mowen, from the recreation and leisure studies fields, will introduce his disciplines and summarize the contributions to active living research. There will be time for question and answer.

2) Counting Pedestrian and Cyclists on Multiuse Trails and Other Facilities: An Introduction to Methods and Applications
Greg Lindsey, Ph.D., Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

3) Health Impact Assessment and Active Transportation: Methods and Practice Examples from the Field
Health Impact Assessment [pdf], Kim Gilhuly, M.P.H., Project Director, Human Impact Partners
Assessing the Health Impacts of Road Pricing in San Francisco: A Case Study of Land Use and Transportation Planning Decisions, Megan L. Wier, M.P.H., Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Active Transportation at the Regional Level [pdf], Sean Co, MS, TTP, Active Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is formally defined as a combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential effects of a proposed project, plan or policy on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIA also identifies appropriate actions to manage those effects. The workshop will cover the basic steps in conducting HIA, and examples of HIAs that include the assessment of impacts on physical activity with a focus on active transportation. We will include brief exercises to illustrate key concepts, and include time for discussion of policies, projects or programs of interest to participants in addition to future training opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the key steps in conducting Health Impact Assessments.
  • Increase understanding of HIA methods and potential data sources to estimate the health impacts of proposed policies or projects on physical activity.
  • Gain an understanding of potential co-impacts of policies that shift transportation from driving to walking and biking, and how to utilize pathway diagrams to understand those additional health impacts.
  • Develop an increased awareness of when health impact assessment is most useful as a policy decision tool, and future training opportunities in HIA Practice.


4) Using New Technologies to Enhance your Research
Ecological Momentary Assessment and Active Living Research, Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Southern California
Built Environment Audits with Google Street View, Cheryl Kelly, Ph.D., M.P.H., Saint Louis University School of Public Health and Jeffrey Wilson, Ph.D., Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception and ALR Dissertation and New Grantee Poster Session

7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own