4261.0 Obesity Prevention Policy

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
As obesity rates increase in all segments of the population, effective prevention policies are critical. This session will explore integral components of community action research to address health disparities and disparities associated with diet and physical activity patterns.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Demonstrate the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in creating measures of grocery store access that are independent of typical neighborhood definitions. Discuss the methodology for surveying policy makers on obesity prevention strategies. Identify at least one factor that impacts local wellness policy compliance in schools.
Mona Lynn Bormet, MPH, CHES

Community-Driven Action Research: Addressing Weight Disparities among African-American and Black Youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Virginia Chomitz, PhD, Josefine Wendel, MS, RD, LDN, Bernice Raveche Garnett, MPH, Hycienth Ahaneku, MPH, MD, Lisa Arsenault, PhD, Chandra Banks, MEd, Ardeene Goodridge, Richard Harding, Robin Harris, Leroi Hicks, MD, MPH, Justeen Hyde, PhD and Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Policymakers and obesity prevention: Findings from a statewide survey
Larry Bye, Stacey Wertlieb, Sarah Samuels, DrPH, Liz Schwarte, MPH, George R. Flores, MD MPH and Judi Larsen

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Social Work, Physical Activity

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