3223.0 Invited Session - Framing Community and School-based Environment & Policy Approaches to Advance Active Living

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Physical Activity Policy Research Network is a CDC-funded thematic network that aims to explore the effectiveness of health and other policies for increasing physical activity in communities. This session will present an applied policy framework to inform public health practice at the local and state levels to promote active living and obesity prevention. It will highlight recent research on the effectiveness of community and state-level collaboratives designed to promote environmental and policy approaches for active living. It will also elucidate the roles and strategies that state organizations use in the implementation of state-level school-based policies for physical education and physical activity.
Session Objectives: Describe two examples of policy and environmental strategies used to promote active living. Identify key strategies that facilitate the adoption of policies and environmental improvements for physical activity. Discuss the role of stakeholders in the advancement of policy and environmental change.

Promoting policy and environmental change for obesity prevention: A framework to inform public health practice at the local and state levels
Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS, Tobey Davis, JD, Semra Aytur, PhD, MPH, Cheryl A. Carnoske, RD, Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS, Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, Amy A. Eyler, PhD, Karin Goins, MPH, Jill Litt, PhD, Thomas L. Schmid, PhD and Ross C. Brownson, PhD
Roles and strategies of state organizations related to school-based physical education and physical activity policies
Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Jessica L. Barrett, MPH, Elaine S. Belansky, PhD, Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, Amy A. Eyler, PhD, Jeanette Gustat, PhD, Katie M. Heinrich, PhD, Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, Nancy O'Hara Tompkins, PhD, Hannah Reed, BS and Susan G. Zieff, PhD
Anatomy of active living collaboratives: Results from the Coalitions and Networks for Active Living (CANAL) study
Jill Litt, PhD, Hannah Reed, BS, Rachel Tabak, PhD, Susan Zieff, PhD, Amy A. Eyler, PhD, Rodney Lyn, PhD, MS, Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Jeanette Gustat, PhD and Nancy O'Hara-Tompkins, PhD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: School Health Education and Services

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