3409.0 Environmental and Policy Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity

Monday, November 5, 2007: 4:30 PM
The built/physical environment and policies are now recognized as significant influences upon lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity. This session will feature presentations that will describe how the built/physical environment and policies are impacting the physical activity of varied populations in diverse settings. The session will also present the manner in which communities are intervening at these two levels of behavioral influence.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize the manner in which communities are implementing environmental and policy strategies to promote physical activity. 2. Discuss the potential impact that environmental and policy changes in various settings have on physical activity. 3. List 3-5 environmental and/or policy approaches that favorably impact physical activity.

4:30 PM
Michigan's Promoting Active Communities program: Building local capacity for physical activity environments through self-assessment
Katherine Alaimo, PhD, Risa Wilkerson, Jennifer Mosack, Ellen Bassett, PhD, Karen Petersmarck, PhD, Lisa Grost, MHSA, David Mendez, PhD and Sarah Panken
4:50 PM
Comparing demographic features of trail-users obtained via direct observation with current census data
Steven P. Hooker, PhD, Julian A. Reed, EdD, MPH, Cheryl-Anne Arant, BA and Anna E. Price, MS, CHES
5:10 PM
5:30 PM
Evidence-based policy proposals to promote physical activity in schools and communities
James F. Sallis, PhD, Jacqueline Kerr, PhD and Carmen Cutter, MPH

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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