5163.0 Physical activity, Community Health and Factors related to fitness

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 12:30 PM
Session Objectives: - Describe policy and environmental changes that support physical activity and healthy eating within early childhood programs - Assess the effectiveness of a community-wide campaign to promote physical activity - Discuss barriers and challenges related to the evaluation of community-based physical activity interventions

12:50 PM
An observational study of park-usage and park environments in low-income, rural communities
Jorge Banda, MS, Natalie Colabianchi, PhD and Steven P. Hooker, PhD
1:10 PM
Associations between awareness and stages of change in community-wide campaign to promote aerobic, flexibility, and muscle-strengthening activities in middle-aged and elderly people: Exploratory analyses of a cluster randomized controlled trial
Masamitsu Kamada, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shigeru Inoue, Yoshiki Ishikawa, Master of Science, Hiromu Nishiuchi, Shimpei Okada, Kazuhiro Harada, Hiroharu Kamioka and Kuninori Shiwaku
1:30 PM
Working with communities to evaluate the effectiveness of community grants in increasing physical activity among youth
Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS, FACSM, Mary Bea Kolbe, MPH, RD and Sara Morris, MAT, MPH, RD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)