4104.1 Built Environment - Policies & Collaborations to Improve Health Behaviors & Reduce Chronic Disease

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The presentation will look at the role of planning and evaluating the built environment to improve health outcomes. Specifically it will discuss the formulation and implementation of complete streets policies, the role of mass transit in decreasing traffic death, and strategies for planning active communities.
Session Objectives: Describe examples of interdisciplinary models used to develop transportation and land use policies that improve public health

San Antonio City Council adopts Complete Streets policy to promote healthy living and safe mobility
Mary Thomas, MPH, Marita Roos, MSc, RLA, AICP and Maggie Thompson, MS
Associations between the social and physical environment in relation to physical activity
Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, MS, PhD, Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Barbara A. Israel, DrPH and Zachary Rowe, BBA
Health and Community-Based Planning in the Creation of Transit Oriented Districts in South Los Angeles
LaVonna B. Lewis, PhD, David C. Sloane, PhD, Lark Galloway-Gilliam, MPA, Gwendolyn Flynn, Anthony Crump and Mark Glassock, MPH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Public Health Nursing, Chiropractic Health Care

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