3354.0 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

Monday, October 27, 2008: 2:30 PM
In the fall of 2008, the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services will release Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) for the nation. In response to previous findings that the public has been confused about physical activity recommendations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted research to clarify the public's understanding of and attitudes toward different physical activity recommendations. Also at this time, a policy document specifying and describing the guidelines will be released, along with Web and print communication materials explaining the guidelines to the general public. Of particular concern is ensuring that the PAG will be accessible to people with low health literacy and limited time. This section will include several sessions on the potential impact of the new PA Guidelines for the nation.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Describe reactions to and emotions generated by the content of the Physical Activity Guidelines of general adult and older adult audiences (2) Detail lessons learned about communicating about physical activity to audiences with low health literacy
Jeffrey S. Hallam, PhD, CHES

2:30 PM
You want me to do what? Formative research to develop messages about the DHHS Physical Activity Guidelines
Rebecca Payne, MPH, Cathy Simonte Copley, Lisa S. Wolff, MA, Tracy Stout and Judith McDivitt, PhD
2:50 PM
Developing Clear, Simple, and Useful Messages about the DHHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Audiences with Limited Health Literacy
Kay Loughrey, MPH, MSM, RD, Rebecca Payne, MPH, Ann Jimerson, BFA, Jennifer Anne Bishop, MPH and Christine G. Spain, MS, MA
3:10 PM
Collaborating for Success: Using Partnership Activities to Support the DHHS Physical Activity Guidelines
Genevieve Polk, MPH, Melissa Johnson, Christine G. Spain, MS, MA, Jennifer Anne Bishop, MPH and Kay Loughrey, MPH, MSM, RD
3:30 PM
How physically active should I be? New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Janet E. Fulton, PhD, Richard P. Troiano, PhD and David Buchner, MD

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services