HPRC at APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo

This year’s APHA meeting, “Think Global Act Local: Best Practices Around the World,” addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

Be sure to look for HPRC at the following presentations:

Monday, November 4th

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Food & Nutrition Student Research
BCEC: Exhibit Hall A/B1

Children’s dietary intake in afterschool programs: Impact of foods and beverages obtained outside of program-provided snacks.
– Erica L. Kenney, MPH


Tuesday, November 5th

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Modeling the cost effectiveness of childhood obesity interventions and policies: an evaluation of methods to evaluate four strategies in the United States
BCEC: 210A
Moderator: Steve Gortmaker

10:30 AM
Cost-effectiveness of a sugar-sweetened beverage excise tax in the United States
– Michael Long, ScD

10:50 AM
Cost-effectiveness of a state policy requiring minimum levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity during elementary school physical education classes
– Jessica L. Barrett, MPH

1:10 PM
Potential impact of eliminating the tax subsidy of food and beverage television advertising directed at children and adolescents on BMI, dalys and healthcare costs in the United States
– Kendrin Sonneville, RD, ScD

1:30 PM
Impact and cost-effectiveness of childcare center policy changes on BMI and healthcare costs in the United States
– Davene R. Wright, PhD


Wednesday, November 6th

8:30 AM- 10:00 AM
Chronic diseases management
BCEC: 159
Moderator: Dianne Young, MPH

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Sustainability of the Maine youth overweight collaborative improvements three years post-intervention
– Michele Polacsek, PhD, MHS


10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Engaging States and Communities in Supporting Opportunities to Address Obesity: A View from CDC and Partners
BCEC: 209
Moderator: Barbara Polhamus

11:25 AM- 11:40 AM
Working with community partners in Boston to improve nutrition and physical activity policies and environments
– The Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
School Food Programs and Policies
BCEC: 210A
Moderator: Punam Ohri-Vachaspati

10:50AM – 11:10 AM
Improving nutrition and physical activity policies in afterschool programs: Results from a group-randomized controlled trial
– Erica L. Kenney


12:30PM-2:00 PM
A sugar sweetened beverage excise tax health impact assessment (HIA) for Maine
BCEC: 259B
– Michele Polacsek