Thursday, February 28, 2013 Agenda

Thursday, February 28, 2013 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. Welcome and Announcements

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

Integrating Research, Policy and Practice into Play

Panel Members

  • Jack Kardys, Director, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
  • Maria I. Nardi, Chief, Planning and Research Division, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces
  • Nisha D. Botchwey, PhD, MCRP, MPH, Associate Professor, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture
  • Jay Maddock, Ph.D., FAAHB, Professor & Director, Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa


10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Group Physical Activity

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions

SESSION 1 - Improving Collaborations to Advance Active Living
a) Creating Safe Neighborhoods for Active Living: A Case Study of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration, Semra Aytur, PhD, University of New Hampshire
b) Applying Best Practices in Developing an Education and Enforcement Program for Pedestrian Injury Prevention in North Carolina, Laura Sandt, MRP, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
c) Communities Creating Healthy Environments to Combat Obesity: Preliminary Evaluation Findings From Two Case Studies, Erualdo Gonzalez, PhD, California State University, Fullerton
d) Walk in My Shoes: Establishing Researcher-Stakeholder Relationships that Encourage Neighbourhood Physical and Social Activity, Callista Haggis, MAP, University of British Columbia / Vancouver Coastal Health

SESSION 2 - Next Steps for Safe Routes to School
a) Moving Forward: An Assessment of Safe Routes to School Programs in Five States, Orion Stewart, MUP, University of Washington
b) Demographic, Physical Activity, and Route Characteristics Related to School Transportation: An Exploratory Study, Chanam Lee, PhD, Texas A&M University
c) Walking and Biking on their Own: Modeling Child Travel to Neighborhood Parks and to School Without an Adult Chaperone, Joseph Broach, MA, Portland State University
d) Active Commuting to School and Adiposity among US Children: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, Jason Mendoza, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

SESSION 3 - Methods for Research & Practice
a) The Use of Webcams and Internet Crowd-Sourcing to Evaluate Built Environment Change, Aaron Hipp, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
b) Effects of Buffer Size and Shape on Associations Between the Built Environment and Energy Balance, Peter James, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
c) Assessing Evaluation Readiness of Active Transportation Initiatives and Joint Use Agreements, Gayle Payne, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
d) Designing and Implementing a Regional Active Transportation Monitoring Program through a County-MPO-University Collaboration, Sherry Ryan, PhD, San Diego State University

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Networking Lunch Discussion Tables

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Policies from Childcare to High School
a) Changes in Physical Activity following Boston’s “Active School Day” Policy Interventions, Angie Cradock, ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
b) A Multivariate Analysis of School District Wellness Policies and High School Practices on Adolescent Obesity, Julie Metos, PhD, University of Utah
c) Improving Physical Activity and Food Awareness in North Carolina Childcare Centers: Preventing Obesity by Design, Nilda Cosco, PhD, North Carolina State University

SESSION 2 - Creating Options for Active Travel
a) How Does Building Design Promote Occupants' Physical Activity?, Eunhwa Yang, MS, Cornell University
b) Physical Activity, Health and Transport in Bogotá: The Case of the Bus Rapid Transit System, TransMilenio, Olga Sarmiento, MD, PhD, Universidad de los Andes
c) Bikesharing Programs for Healthy, Active Transportation, Nicole Nagaya, PE, Fehr & Peers

SESSION 3 - Research on State Policy Change
a) Uses of Research Evidence in the State Legislative Process to Promote Active Environments in Minnesota, Hanna Kite, MPH, University of Minnesota
b) A National Examination of Support for Local Physical Activity Policies and Characteristics of Neighborhood Environments by County Health Status, Jeanette Gustat, PhD, Tulane University
c) Evaluating the Implementation and Active Living Impacts of a State Government Planning Policy in Perth, Western Australia, Paula Hooper, MSc, The University of Western Australia

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Presentations Sessions

SESSION 1 - Joint Use of School Facilities
a) Shared Use of School Facilities with Community Organizations and Physical Activity Program Participation: A Cost-Benefit Assessment, Michael Kanters, PhD, North Carolina State University
b) Integrating Research, Legal Technical Expertise, and Advocacy to Inform, Shape and Promote Successful Shared Use Legislation in Mississippi, Natasha Frost, JD, Public Health Law Center and Katherine Bryant, MEd, American Heart Association
c) An Examination of Joint Use of Local Park and Recreation Facilities by Schools in the United States, J.O. Spengler, JD, PhD, University of Florida

SESSION 2 - Community Partnerships to Drive Change
a) Obesity and Employment in Under-resourced Urban minority and Immigrant Communities: Improving Employability and Creating Jobs to Build Community Capacity and Tackle Obesity, Flavia Perea, PhD, Tufts University
b) Examining Winnability of Obesity Prevention Policy Change among Local Stakeholders in 100 North Carolina Counties, Stephanie West, PhD, Appalachian State University
c) Using the Walk Friendly Communities Program to Develop Active Living Partnerships, Carl Sundstrom, BSCE, MSCE, UNC Highway Safety Research Center

SESSION 3 - Getting Input From Youth
a) Creciendo en Salud: Systems Change to Support Physical Activity among Latino Youth in a Rural Community through Grassroots and Inter-governmental Collaboration, Megan  Patton-Lopez, PhD, RD, Benton County, Oregon
b) Betwixt and Be "Tween": The Divergence of Attitudes about Active Travel Among Preteen Girls and Boys, Tara Goddard, MSCE, Portland State University
c) Photo-Voice: An Exploration of Children’s Perceptions of Places for Active Living, Lisa Groshong, MFA University of Missouri

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wrap-Up Discussion and Give-Away Prizes
James F. Sallis, Ph.D., Director, Active Living Research

Must be present to win. RWJF NPO staff members are not eligible to win.