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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Built Environment Institute Roundtable: Physical and Social Environment's Impact on Health
4215.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Built Environment Institute Roundtable: Physical and Social Environment's Impact on Health
This roundtable session will explore the influence our physical and social environment has on health status. Indicators such as racial and socio-economic position, social capital, air toxics data and land use policies, neighborhood environment, and architectural features of the built environment will be linked to mental and physical health status in older adults, in urban communities, Hispanic elders, and midlife African American Women. In addition, community based approaches designed to impact the built environment to positively affect health outcomes will be highlighted. These include evaluations of the built environment’s impact through community organizations on diabetes health, community-based environmental health assessments and how communities can transition from assessment into action and start working to develop and implement solutions.
Learning Objectives: Understand the association between the built environment (urban planning) and public health with emphasis on social context and physical and mental health status. Identify the barriers and challenges to adopting successful community interventions to positively impact health outcomes. Discuss the opportunities provided by this research to inform public policy to create healthier social and physical environments.
Organizer(s):Neal L. Rosenblatt, MS
Allen Dearry, PhD
Karla Armenti, ScD, MS
Moderator(s):Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Part 1 
Table 1Effect of socioeconomic position, social capital, and the built environment on health status
Nykiconia D. Preacely, MPH, Kathryn M. Cardarelli, MPH, PhD
Part 2 
Table 1Community-based environmental health assessments: Innovative local strategies to create healthier living environments
Valerie N. Rogers, MPH, Daniel Parker, MSP, GAL
Table 2Community interventions approach to Improving Control with Activity and Nutrition (ICAN) for diabetes control *
Nisha D. Botchwey, PhD, Viktor Bovbjerg, PhD, Anne Wolf, MS, RD
Table 3California’s innovative public health and transportation departments collaborative: Changing the built environment to reduce injuries and provide opportunities for everyday physical activity
Lisa A. Cirill, Acting Chief, Jeffery Rosenhall, MA, Coordinator
Part 3 
Table 1Effects of Neighborhood Environment on Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Risks Among Midlife African American Women
Edward Wang, PhD, JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAAN, Judith McDevitt, PhD, APN, Diana L. M. Ingram, MPH, Hyeonkyeong Lee, MS
Table 2Neighborhood deprivation and alcohol consumption: Does the availability of alcohol play a role?
Catherine Cubbin, PhD, Craig E. Pollack, MD, Marilyn A. Winkleby, PhD, MPH
Table 3Relationship of the built environment to Hispanic elder's behavioral health
Scott Brown, PhD, Jose` Szapocznik, PhD
Table 4Neighborhood environment and physical health among older adults
Carlos Mendes de Leon, PhD
Table 5Neighborhood definitions and effects on health in Detroit, MI
Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, James S. House, PhD, Graciela Mentz, PhD, James Lepkowski, PhD, Chris M. Coombe, MPH, William J. Ridella, MPH, MBA, Srimathi Kannan, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Environment
Endorsed by:Alternative and Complementary Health Practices; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Epidemiology; Public Health Education and Health Promotion

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA