Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Agenda

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Agenda

ALR Annual Conference

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

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

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Morning Welcome and Poster Awards
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

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

SESSION 1: Street Scale Design for Pedestrians
a) Contributions of Neighborhood Street Scale Elements to Physical Activity in Mexican School Children, Rebecca Lee, PhD, Arizona State University
b) A Longitudinal Study: The Impact of a Signalized Crosswalk on Crossing Behaviors in a Low-Income Minority Neighborhood, Courtney Schultz, MS, North Carolina State University
c) Road Safety Policy Implementation for Improving Pedestrian Environment: Lessons from France and Sweden, Jean Kim, Master of Urban Planning, University of Washington

SESSION 2: School Policy Analysis
a) Promoting Physical Activity in Early Care and Education, Natasha Frost, JD, Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law
b) Implementation of the SHAPE Act in Georgia: An Evaluation of FITNESSGRAM® Administration, Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS, Georgia State University
c) Effectiveness of Using WellSAT in Improving School District Wellness Policies, Claudia Caruso, MSPPM, University of Delaware

SESSION 3: Physical Activity Promotion
a) Atlanta Streets Alive: A Movement Building a Culture of Health in an Urban Environment, Andrea Torres, MPH, PhD candidate, Georgia State University
b) Do Personal-Level Characteristics Moderate Neighborhood Correlates of Physical Activity among Adult Latinas? Lilian Perez, MPH, University of California, San Diego / San Diego State University
c) Travel Patterns and Socio-Demographic Correlates of Global Positioning System Derived Walking and Vehicle Trips among Church-Going Latinas, Natalicio Serrano, BS, San Diego State University

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

SESSION 1: School Environments & Disparities
a) Adolescent Physical Activity: Role of School Support, Role Models and Social Participation in Racial and Income Disparities, Susan Babey, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
b) SPARK Parks: Monitoring the Implementation and Impact of Schoolyards-turned-Community Parks, Bianca Shulaker, MPL, The Trust for Public Land and Kathleen Ownby, SPARK School Park Program
c) Improving Physical Education in Low Resource Schools: A Dissemination Project, Kim Gans, PhD, MPH, Rhode Island Public Health Association

SESSION 2: Youth Physical Activity Interventions
a) Breaking Tradition: Maximizing Children’s Physical Activity by Modifying Traditional Games with the LET US Play Principles, Keith Brazendale, MS, University of South Carolina
b) Making Physical Activity Policy Practice: Group Randomized Controlled Trial in Afterschool Programs, Michael Beets, PhD, University of South Carolina
c) Measuring Policy Environment Characteristics: Responsiveness to Change of the Healthy Afterschool Activity and Nutrition Documentation (HAAND) Instrument, Rahma Ajja, MPT, MPH, University of South Carolina

SESSION 3: Active Commuting & Worksite Policies
a) Worksite Policies and Supports for Physical Activity, J. Aaron Hipp, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
b) Factors Influencing Choice of Commuting Mode, Lin Yang, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
c) Learning from Outdoor Webcams: Capturing Active Commuting Behavior Across Environments, Alicia Manteiga, MPH, Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

Bringing Together Research and Practice: What Can We Learn from the United Kingdom and Australia?

The United Kingdom and Australia are two countries in which research on the built environment and health has most effectively been translated into policy and practice. These countries have cultivated strong relationships of researchers with policy-makers and practitioners. In this session a leading researcher and policy advocate duo from each country shared their experiences on translating research to policy and gave concrete examples of research-policy collaboration.

Panel Chair: Michael Pratt MD, MPH, Emory University


Lessons to Date from Australia: Research into Policy and Practice, The Science of Policy Implementation
Billie Giles-Corti, PhD, McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Healthy Collaborations: Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy
Peter McCue, Premier's Council for Active Living, Sydney, Australia

The Science of Policy Implementation in the UK
Charlie Foster, PhD, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
Nick Cavill, PhD, MPH, MFPH, Cavill Associates Ltd

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

  • Yoga Session
  • Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bike Around the Bay
  • Running Group
  • Zumba
  • Walking Group


6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dinner on your own