213308 Move it or Lose it: The impact of transportation policy on physical activity and health

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 5:10 PM

Janani Srikantharajah, BA , Prevention Institute, Oakland, CA
This session will focus specifically on the impact of transportation policy on the health of children, youth and families. It will look broadly at the options for national policy in this sector. This presentation will specifically focus on the implications of those options in relation to fitness and the health of women and children. Additionally how these implication in the near and long-term impact chronic disease prevention, family dynamics and child development.

Learning Objectives:
Identify at least two consequences of current transportation policy in regard to family fitness Identify at least two ways in which transportation policy shapes family well-being.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Program Coordinator at Prevention Institute is well versed on the connections between transportation and health. She in fact has been drafting and advocating for an APHA transportation policy on transportation and the built environment for the last year.
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.