212942 Small Group Discussion -- Using CBPR to bring about policy/systems changes that combat childhood obesity

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 2:42 PM

Vanessa Briggs, MBA, RD, LDN , Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Food and Fitness Alliance's (PUFFA) goal is to create a Community Action Plan (CAP) that will serve as Philadelphia's blueprint for an three year action plan to create system and policy changes that improve access to healthy food and safe places for physical activity. PUFFA undertook a comprehensive assessment to identify attitudes, behaviors, barriers and preferences. Common themes were categorized into two focus areas with multiple subcategories. Community prioritization meetings were held in each of PUFFA's four targeted neighborhoods in order to empower community members to prioritize the identified subcategories. This information is the backbone of the CAP.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how to effectively engage community adult and youth using an integrated approach in community prioritization to inform a comprehensive Community Action Plan.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Executive Director of the Health Promotion Council. Also, I am 1 of 9 grantees in the nation selected by the Kellogg Foundation to oversee the development of a Community Action Plan that addresses childhood obesity using a policy/systems change approach. I currently serve as the Project Director of this initiative entitled the Philadelphia Urban Food and Fitness Alliance (PUFFA).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.