234080 Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

Manal Aboelata, MS , Prevention Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Learning Areas:
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Ms. Aboelata, Program Director at Prevention Institute, will present the mission, goals and current efforts taking place under the California-focused Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST). Established in May 2008, JUST includes organizations representing health, civil rights, community collaboratives, planners, local elected and appointed officials, park and recreation officials, school board administrators, academic researchers, and a growing list of groups interested in ensuring that all children have a safe place to play and be active within easy reach. JUSTís mission is to increase community access to playgrounds through the policy of joint use agreements between school districts and local governments and provides a venue to discuss local and regional efforts and develop long-term, sustainable actions at a statewide level.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee management of projects related to improving access to healthy foods, preventing injuries, and increasing opportunities for physical activity. I chair the Joint Use Statewide Taskforce (JUST), whose mission is to increase community access to playgrounds through the policy of joint use agreements between school districts and local governments.
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.