Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Agenda

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Agenda

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Conference Registration

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Active Living Research 101
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Anne Moudon, Dr es Sc, University of Washington, Seattle

3-HOUR Conference Workshop Sessions (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

1) How to Leverage Digital Community-Based Participatory Research Tools to Make the Case for Walkable Communities & Healthy Neighborhoods
Tony Dang, BA, California WALKS
Wendy Alfsen, JD, California WALKS
Youth perspectives with VideoVoice

2) Using Health Impact Assessments for Projects and Policies Related to Active Living
Keshia Pollack, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Andrew Dannenberg, MD, MPH, University of Washington
Bethany Rogerson, MS, Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

This Workshop will focus on understanding and learning how to conduct health impact assessment (HIA), especially for proposed policies and projects related to active living. HIA brings together the best available data and stakeholder input to identify the potential—and often overlooked—health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and also provides recommendations on managing those effects. HIA is one effective way to operationalize cross-sector collaboration and can bring health considerations to a wide range of decisions, including planning and transportation. Through a combination of presentations, small group exercises, role playing, and discussion, this 3-hour Workshop will provide participants with an overview of the HIA steps, important practical considerations for HIAs, and its application for active living. Participants should have some knowledge of HIA, but are not expected to have worked on or completed a HIA. Additionally, the Workshop will benefit those who may not lead an HIA, but wish to understand the benefits of HIA and ways that HIA findings can be used.

3) Using the Community Park Audit Tool for Community-Based Advocacy and Environmental Change
Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, PhD, University of Missouri
Andrew Kaczynski, PhD, University of South Carolina
Gina M. Besenyi, MPH, University of South Carolina
Katherine B. Vaughan, MPH, Riley County Health Department, KS

1.25-HOUR Conference Workshop Session 1 (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

1) Using the Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.) Evaluation Tools and Database for Active Living Research and Tracking State Laws for Physical Education and Activity
Frank Perna, EdD, PhD, National Cancer Institute
April Oh, PhD, SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
Erin Hennessy, PhD, National Cancer Institute

2) Systematic Observation of Physical Activity and Its Contexts
Thomas L. McKenzie, PhD, San Diego State University
Monica A. Lounsbery, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Park, recreation, and school settings are viable locations for the accrual of physical activity, but investigations of physical activity and associated variables in these “open” environments have been challenging because the number and type of users and their activity levels are highly variable and the setting characteristics change often. We have designed, tested, and validated several systematic observation tools (e.g., SOFIT, SOPLAY, SOPARC, SOPARNA) that permit the assessment of physical activity in various locations while simultaneously providing contextually-rich data on the environment. These tools have the advantages of flexibility, high internal validity, low inference, and low subject burden. Nonetheless, they also have disadvantages including personnel costs, need for observer training and recalibration, inaccessibility to certain environments, and potential subject reactivity. The workshop uses PowerPoint presentations and video examples to reach the objectives. Discussion includes recent innovations (e.g., free RAND website for data entry and analysis), definitions of behavioral categories, protocols for use (e.g., pacing of observations), coding conventions (i.e., interpretations of common scenarios), observation techniques (e.g., duration, frequency, interval, and time-sampling recording), observer training and recalibration, inter-observer reliability, subject reactivity, activity level validation, and practical issues.

3) Health in All Policies: Identifying Partners to Address the Root Causes of Health Inequities
Lianne Dillon, CA Dept of Public Health - Public Health Institute
Julia Caplan, CA Dept of Public Health - Public Health Institute
Josaphine Stevenson, CA Dept of Public Health - Public Health Institute

4) Walking 101: Effective Policies and Strategies to Get Your Community Walking
Scott Bricker, MURP, America Walks
Thomas Schmid, PhD, Physical Activity and Health Branch, CDC
Carl Sundstrom, BSCE, MSCE, UNC Highway Safety Research Center

5) Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among People with Arthritis: Environment, Policy & Program Initiatives
Laura Payne, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

6) Active Design Workshop
Gayle Nicoll, PhD, OCAD University
Karen Lee, MD, City of New York Department of Health and Human Hygiene

1.25-HOUR Conference Workshop Session 2 (10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

1) From Evidence to Decision Making: New Tools That Incorporate Health Into Scenario Planning Tools
Larry Frank, PhD, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc.
Joe DiStefano, MCRP, Calthorpe Associates
Doug Walker, MS, Placeways, LLC

Scenario planning is a decision-making framework that is becoming common in the planning field.  Computer software estimates the impacts of policy or investment scenarios across a series of planning metrics such as transportation, land development and energy use. This workshop will familiarize participants with the process of scenario planning and demonstrate how health outcomes can be integrated into scenario planning tools.  Participants will learn about and test two recently developed scenario planning tools that include health – the CommunityViz Health Impact Assessment tool developed for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), and the Urban Footprint Model developed for the California High Speed Rail Authority's Vision California Project. 

2) Navigating The Measures Landscape: Identifying and Selecting Best Measures and Data for Research and Evaluation of Active Living Projects
David Berrigan, PhD, National Cancer Institute
Erin Hennessy, PhD, National Cancer Institute
Frank Perna, EdD, PhD, National Cancer Institute

The best possible data and measurement are vital prerequisites for integrating research, policy, and practice to achieve an active lifestyle and a healthy energy balance.  This workshop is designed to introduce attendees to a diverse set of 14+ online resources created by the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.  These resources and others such as the ALR compendium, use multiple methods of summarizing and ranking extant measures of energy balance behaviors, policies, environments, and underlying behavioral constructs.  Workshop organizers from the NCI have been involved in the design, development and maintenance of several of these resources.  Opportunities for interactive exploration of several of the many available resources will be provided to the attendees.  Our goal is to increase awareness and potential use of resources for measurement and analysis of physical activity, energy balance, and the environments that may influence them.  We include material about food and food environments because we further hope to communicate the importance of an integrated perspective on energy balance behaviors and environments.  A key feature of these resources is that they adopt multiple approaches to selecting and ranking measures.  We will highlight the research and practical challenges associated with evaluating and ranking measures.

3) Open Streets, Sunday Streets, Your Streets, Their Streets
J. Aaron Hipp, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Amy Eyler, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
Susan Zieff, PhD, San Francisco State University
Mike Samuelson, Alliance for Biking & Walking

4) Developing the Ingredients Necessary for Successful Cross-Sector Collaboration: Where Research Meets Practice
Paul W. Mattessich, PhD, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Ela J. Rausch, MPP, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

5) Building Healthier Out-of-School Time Environments: Learning from Five Communities
Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch on your own

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Christina Economos, PhD, Conference Program Committee Co-Chair; Associate Director, John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention
Maya Rockeymoore, PhD, Conference Program Committee Co-Chair; President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions
James F. Sallis, PhD, Director, Active Living Research
Sharon Z. Roerty, MCRP, Senior Program Officer, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break and Group Physical Activity

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Presentation

Laura K. Brennan, PhD, MPH, President and CEO, Transtria LLC

Evaluation of Active Living by Design: A Mixed-methods Approach to Assessing Implementation Patterns Across Communities

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception and Poster Session

7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own