Session: Built Environment Institute II. Diagnosis and Treatment: Measuring and modeling the impact of the built environment on the publicís health
4194.0: Tuesday, November 18, 2003: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Built Environment Institute II. Diagnosis and Treatment: Measuring and modeling the impact of the built environment on the publicís health
The design of houses, commercial buildings, roads, parks, and other features in the built environment directly influences the health of a community. Land use and transportation decisions can facilitate or obstruct the creation and maintenance of healthy communities. In this session, presenters will discuss existing and desired methods to measure characteristics of the built environment, the potential for building models that would allow an assessment of the health impact of community design choices, the possibilities for developing guidelines for healthy choices in community design, and the issues involved in comparing designs in different communities.
Learning Objectives: (1) to understand issues related to measuring and modeling the impact on health of the built environment; to describe other selected issues concerning the impact of the built environment on the public's health; and (3) to identify opportunities and challenges faced by planners and developers in designing and building healthy communities
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organizer(s):Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Moderator(s):Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
2:30 PMGuidelines for developing healthy communities
Susan Handy, PhD
2:45 PMA proposed health impact planning model toward the development of an integrated computer application characterizing the health consequences of community design choices
Neal L. Rosenblatt, MS, MSC
3:00 PMApplying innovative methods to assess the community environment and its relationship with physical activity behavior
Christine M. Hoehner, MSPH, Laura K. Brennan, PhD, Ross C. Brownson, PhD, Rebeka A. Cook, BS, Montenia Q. Anderson, BS, Brandi D. Meriwether, BS, Michael B. Elliott, PhD, C. Tracy Orleans, PhD
3:15 PMMeasuring policy impact: Current status of federal transportation enhancement (TEA-21) funding and its impact on building pedestrian and bicycle friendly environments
Kristi Kimball, James Corless
3:30 PMIncorporating social determinants of health into the environmental planning process
Jason Corburn, PhD
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community-Based Public Health Caucus; International Health; Medical Care; Occupational Health and Safety; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Student Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Environmental Health, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA