The eighth Active Living Research Annual Conference was held February 22-24, 2011 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in downtown San Diego, CA.
The theme for the 2011 conference was Partnerships for Progress in Active Living: From Research to Action, which recognized the importance of engaging experts from multiple disciplines to address critical public health issues, especially active living and obesity.
Strong partnerships among researchers, policy-makers and community stakeholders are essential for identifying and implementing promising, sustainable solutions that are relevant to the people who are most affected. The 2011 conference highlighted successful partnerships that have evaluated or implemented policy or environmental approaches for increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary behavior or preventing obesity, particularly among children and families. Research on the development of partnerships themselves that helps to identify performance metrics and "best practices" was also highlighted.
A select number of papers presented at the 2011 conference are available for free in the January 2012 special issue of Health & Place.
You can view the 2011 conference presentations by clicking on each day's agenda.
2011 Translating Research to Policy Award
The fourth annual Translating Research to Policy Award recognized an innovative team representing research, policy and/or advocacy who have had success in catalyzing policy or environmental change of relevance to youth physical activity, sedentary behavior and obesity prevention. For more information on the recipients, please visit the 2011 Translation Award page.