5036.0 Developing and Implementing Programs to Support Positive Youth Development

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Obesity is a major concern among teens today as it is the precursor of many chronic conditions. This session studies observes that obesity is predominant in the lower socio-economic segment of society as this population has less access to safe recreational facilities, unhealthy eating habits, lack of awareness and education about the benefits of physical activity. New policies and interventions targeting the entire community are necessary to address the issue of physical inactivity and obesity in youth.
Session Objectives: Identify factors and barriers associated with physical inactivity in teens and discuss ways to customize interventions to address this issue. Discuss the prevalence of obesity among youth and discuss evaluation results from trend analysis. Identify the disparities in distribution of recreational centers in some neighborhoods and discuss policies to ameliorate this disparity and encourage the utilization of park for physical activity.

8:45 AM
Factors that influence teens' eating and physical activity behaviors: Findings from telephone focus groups
Elissa A. Resnick, MPH, Leah Rimkus, MPH, RD, Sandy J. Slater, PhD, Dianne C. Barker, MHS, Christopher M. Quinn, BA and Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD
9:00 AM
VERB Summer Scorecard: Change Across Time in Physical Activity
Moya Alfonso, MSPH, PhD, Zachary Thompson, Leah M. Phillips, MPH, Carol A. Bryant, PhD, Anita Courtney, MS, RD, Jeff A. Jones, PhD and Robert J. McDermott, PhD
9:15 AM
Teach one, reach one (TORO): Process evaluation lessons learned from an intervention to teach parent-adolescent communication and monitoring
Anne E. George, MPH, Tashuna Albritton, MSW, Connie Blumenthal, MPH, Aletha Akers, MD, MPH and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc
9:30 AM
Communicating Change: Affecting adolescent risk behaviors in an African-American urban community
Amy Chesser, PhD, MA, Traci Hart, PhD, MA, Cecil McGee, Trina Sheppard, Diane Clemons and Ruth Wetta-Hall, RN, PhD, MPH, MSN

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)