253986 Public Health Advocacy in Action: Public Policy as a Means to Increase Physical Activity in Schools

Monday, October 31, 2011: 3:10 PM

Kyle Legleiter, MPH , Colorado Public Health Association, Colorado Public Health Association, Denver, CO
Prior to 2011, Colorado was one of only two states that had no statewide requirements that public schools provide physical education or physical activity to students during the school day. This session describes how the Colorado Public Health Association organized a successful advocacy campaign to pass House Bill 11-1069, which created Colorado's first minimum physical activity standards for elementary schools. The session will also highlight how public health organizations can engage in multi-sector partnerships to advance policies that support health.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe how public health experts can lead successful advocacy campaigns to advance public policies that support health • Explain how public health can leverage partnerships with other sectors to advance public health through advocacy and policy change

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As the President of the Colorado Public Health Association, I lead our organization’s advocacy efforts to recruit and engage partnerships and public will to advance policies that support public health.
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.