Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Agenda

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Agenda

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

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

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Morning Announcements

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Panel Presentation

Niche to Norm: The Value of Active Places

More communities across the nation are joining the active living movement. They recognize the importance of creating places where it is easier, safer, and more attractive for people of all ages to walk, bike, and play. In playgrounds and parks, schools and streets, people are implementing evidence-based changes to increase physical activity, improve health, and create more equitable and vibrant communities. Be informed and inspired by this panel of leaders who have been instrumental in making active living the norm.


From Niche to Norm
Geoffrey Anderson, President and CEO, Smart Growth America, Washington, D.C.

Gearing Up for the New Normal
Jean Armbruster, Director, PLACE Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Mayor Chip Johnson, City of Hernando, MS [no PowerPoint]

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Group Physical Activity

All abstracts for concurrent presentations can be found here.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations - Session A

SESSION 1 - Partnerships
a) Learning from the Economists: Using an Elasticity Analysis to Assess Changes in Screen-time in Response to a Temporary “Pop-up” Park in California, Deborah Salvo, PhD, Stanford University
b) Accountable Care Organizations, Physicians, and Private-Public Partnerships for Active Design, Edie Zusman, MD, MBA, Sutter East Bay Neuroscience Center and Judy Robinson, Sacramento County
c) If You Build it...Do It Safely!  Building Safety Into Active Living Initiatives, Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
d) Built Environment Strategies for Cancer Control in Indiana, Emily Jones, BS, Indiana State Department of Health, Zia Brucaya, MS, Alliance for Health Promotion and Caleb Levell, BA, Indiana Cancer Consortium 

SESSION 2 - Methods & Measures
a) Spatial Profiling: A Latent Profile Analysis of Obesogenic Activity Spaces and Adult BMI, Malia Jones, PhD, MPH, University of Southern California
b) Contribution of Streetscape Audits to Explanation of Physical Activity in Four Age Groups: Validity of the Microscale Audit of Pedestrian Streetscapes (MAPS), Rachel Millstein, MHS, MS, San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego
c) Measuring Perceived Environments through Ecological Momentary Assessment: Correspondence with Objective GIS Indicators, Eldin Dzubur, MS, University of Southern California
d) Evidence Review: Reporting Guidelines to Enhance Evidence-Based Practice, Melissa Swank, MPH, Transtria LLC

SESSION 3 - Youth Physical Activity: Practices & Policies
a) Accelerometer Assessment of Children’s Physical Activity Levels at Summer Camps, Jessica Barrett, MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
b) Youth Advocacy for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes for Healthy Eating/Active Living: Pilot Evaluation of the Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) Project, Gina Besenyi, MPH, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
c) Informing Mississippi Legislators of Factors Associated with In-school Physical Activity Policy and Practices in Rural, Low-income, Predominantly African American School Settings, Abigail Gamble, PhD, CHES, University of Mississippi Medical Center
d) 2013 Texas Legislator Health Perception Survey:  Determining Texas State Legislators' Attitudes and Support for Physical Activity-focused Policies, Deanna Hoelscher, PhD, RD, LD, The University of Texas School of Public Health

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

All abstracts for concurrent presentations can be found here.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations - Session B

SESSION 1 - Rethinking Streets & Trails
a) Performance Measures for Urban Trails, Greg Lindsey, PhD, University of Minnesota
b) Effects of Bicycle Boulevards: Findings from a Longitudinal Panel Study, Jennifer Dill, PhD, Portland State University
c) Supporting Complete Streets Policy Implementation: A Low-Cost Methodology for Evaluating Pedestrian Safety and Prioritizing Investments, Tara Tolford, MURP, University of New Orleans
d) Ciclovía Participation and Impacts in San Diego, CA: Evaluating the First CicloSDias, Jessa Engelberg, BA, University of California, San Diego and Michelle Black, BS, University of California, San Diego

SESSION 2 - Physical Education in Schools
a) Correlates of State Adoption of Elementary School Physical Education Policies, Shannon Monnat, PhD, Penn State University
b) Measuring and Improving Student Fitness Statewide, Jennifer Church, MS, Kansas Department of Health and Environment
c) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Providing Coaching and Technical Assistance during Implementation of a New School Physical Education Law in Rhode Island, Kim Gans, PhD, MPH, LDN, Brown University
d) Physical Education Course Substitutions: Are They Comparable? Monica Lounsbery, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

SESSION 3 - Research Translation
a) The Practical Implementation and Transferability of ‘Walkability’ as a Concept: Considerations for Active Living Research, Lorraine D'Arcy, BE (Civil), MEngSc, PhD, Dublin City University
b) Calculating the Return on Investment of Transportation Demand Management for Physical Activity in Arlington, Virginia, Sonali Soneji, AICP, Simple Solutions Planning & Design
c) Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to Examine Whether Environmental Perceptions Mediate the Effects of Smart Growth Planning on Physical Activity and Obesity, Genevieve Dunton, PhD, MPH, University of Southern California
d) Creating an Online Platform for Healthier Changes in Latino Communities, Rosalie Aguilar, MS, Salud America!, IHPR, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Town Hall Discussion and Endurance Prizes
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research