Monday, March 10, 2014 Agenda

Monday, March 10, 2014 Agenda

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.  Active Living Research 101
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Jennifer Dill, PhD, Portland State University

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Program Chair, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Technology & Resource Announcements
ActiGraph, LLC
PAL Technologies

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress
Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, University of California, San Francisco

An Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee, chaired by Dr. Green, developed a concise and actionable plan for measuring the nation’s progress in obesity prevention efforts – specifically, the success of policy and environmental strategies recommended in the 2012 IOM report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. The report offers a framework that provides guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation, and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts. The report’s recommendations focus on efforts to increase the likelihood that actions taken to prevent obesity will be evaluated, that their progress in accelerating the prevention of obesity will be monitored, and that the most promising practices will be widely disseminated.  Dr. Green presented an overview of the report and discussed its relevance to Active Living Research.

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

All abstracts for concurrent presentations can be found here.

SESSION 1 - Research Translation
a) From the Ground Up: Active Design as a Tool for Communities in NYC, Sarah Wolf, MPH, RD, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
b) When Prevention Gets Attention: News Analysis and Communications Training for The Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program, Ingrid Daffner Krasnow, MPH, Berkeley Media Studies Group
c)  Planning for Active Living and Resilient Communities: Moving Towards a New Norm, Semra Aytur, PhD, MPH, University of New Hampshire
d) E-valu-ation: Creating Value Frameworks for Active Living Strategies, Melissa Swank, MPH, Transtria LLC

SESSION 2 - Parks & Trails
a) Park Prescriptions in Practice: The Community Driven Way, Kristin Wheeler, BA, Institute at the Golden Gate and Nooshin Razani, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital & Research at Oakland
b) How Much Do Neighborhood Parks Contribute to Local Residents’ MVPA in the City of Los Angeles? --A Meta-Analysis, Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH, RAND Corporation
c) Distance and Wayfinding Signage, Sheila Clark, MEd, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
d) Disparities in Park Availability, Features, and Characteristics by Social Determinants of Health within a U.S.-Mexico Border Urban Area, Andrew Kaczynski, PhD, University of South Carolina

SESSION 3 - Latino Communities
a) Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Trends among Brazilian Adults, 2009-2012, Thiago Herick Sa, MSc, University of Sao Paulo
b) Implementing Successful Promotora-led Advocacy Projects in Latino Churches and Neighborhoods in San Diego, Jessica Haughton, MPH, MA, Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego State University and Juan Antonio Ramirez, MCP, WalkSanDiego
c) What Works Best to Increase Active Play for Latino Kids, Rosalie Aguilar, MS, Salud America!, IHPR, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
d) Active Spaces for Latino Kids: Policy and Practice Implications, Rebecca Adeigbe, MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Jonathan E. Fielding MD, MPH, MBA, Director and Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Niche to Norm: Progress Made and Progress Needed

Dr. Fielding is a distinguished public health leader who has directed the Guide to Community Preventive Services and is Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Public Health, the most influential public health publication. In his keynote presentation, he discussed national examples of the increased application of environmental and policy strategies to increase active living and reduce disparities over the past few years. He highlighted work he has led in the LA County Department of Public Health, identified areas awaiting progress and suggested approaches for accelerating action.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Group Physical Activity Break

3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session and Welcome Reception

Over 80 posters were presented in the areas of active transportation, urban design, parks & recreation, schools and other important active living research topics. Download the 2014 Poster Session Abstracts.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Interactive Dance Lesson

Local dance groups led dances from throughout Africa.

8:00 p.m. Dinner on your own