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June 29 – July 2, 2015

San Diego, California

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Built Environment, Land Use and Transportation

Mini-Plenary: MP 1.4: It Can Be Done: Successful Community Engagement Models to Maximize Collective Impact

This session will focus on stories and results from three vibrant California communities that have employed unique strategies incorporating community engagement, non-traditional partnerships, and a comprehensive approach to move beyond collaboration and achieve collective impact. Join us to hear seasoned professionals from the Central Valley, Inland Empire, and our host county of San Diego discuss their innovative strategies to reduce obesity and promote their policy and environmental change strategies (PSE). Whether by engaging with Resident Leadership Academies, working with local elected officials, incorporating a Health in All Policies approach, or focusing on specific built environment projects, these communities are beginning to make an impact in preventing obesity.

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Erika Lewis-Huntley, Management Analyst III, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Lourdes Perez, Program Coordinator, Stanislaus County CCROPP, Center for Human Services - Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children
Carey Riccitelli, Community Health Program Manager, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
Moderator: Lynn Parker, Scholar, Institute of Medicine

WS 1.6: A Cross-Sectorial Approach for Designing and Fostering Healthy, Safe Communities

The places where people live, work, play, pray and learn are critical in community health and can significantly impact healthy eating, active living and safety. This session will connect community design principles to health and identify tools to develop cross-sectorial partnerships. Communities will be highlighted that have successfully integrated strategies to increase neighborhood health and safety.

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Shaunda Johnson, Program Administrator, Health Education Council
Maureen Silva, Program Coordinator, Prevention Institute
Paul Zykofsky, Associate Director, Local Government Commission
Moderator: Karen Ben-Moshe, Senior Program Associate, Public Health Institute

WS 3.6: Shared Use: New Evidence and New Frontiers

Communities across the country are seeking safe, accessible, and affordable places to exercise and play, and shared use is a promising strategy to achieve this goal. This session will introduce new frontiers in shared use, identify policies and initiatives that are ripe for evaluation and replication, and provide practical tools and success stories to help make shared use a reality.

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John Bilderback, Step ONE Program Manager, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department
Ellie Gladstone, Staff Attorney, ChangeLab Solutions
Gia Rutledge, Behavioral Scientist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Benjamin Winig, Senior Staff Attorney and Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions
Moderator: Rosanne Farris, Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WS 4.6: The First National Study of Neighborhood Parks: Implications for Increasing Physical Activity at the Population Level

This session will review the results of the first National Study of Neighborhood Parks, which assessed park use and park policies across 25 US Cities and 174 neighborhood parks. The findings identify specific policies, practices and facilities that enhance park use and park-based moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and demonstrate that parks are currently largely underutilized, especially in low-income neighborhoods.

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Deborah Cohen, Senior Scientist, RAND
Bing Han, Statistician, RAND
Thomas McKenzie, Professor Emeritus, San Diego State University
Moderator: Jim Sallis, Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego
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