HPRC at APHA’s 2014 Meeting

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting - 2014 logo: HealthographyThis year’s November APHA meeting, “Healthography,” explores how health challenges are dictated by place.

Be sure to look for HPRC researchers at the following presentations on Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th.

Monday, 11/17: 8:30AM -10:00 AM
Effective ways of promoting healthy eating in school.

Increasing student water consumption during school meals: A group-randomized, controlled trial
Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH, Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD, Jill Carter, EdM, MA, Jennifer Reiner, BA, Caitlin Howe, MPH and Angie L. Cradock, ScD
8:50 AM – 9:10 AM

Monday, 11/17: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Implementation of national nutrition standards

Evaluating the Impact of the Healthy Beverage Executive Order for City Agencies in Boston, MA
Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Erica Kenney, ScD, MPH, Anne McHugh, MS, Lisa Conley, Esq., Rebecca Mozaffarian, MS MPH, Jennifer Reiner, BA and Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Monday, 11/17: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Mapping Local Obesity Prevalance in the United State: Challenges and Opportunities for Surveillance and Prediction in the 21st Century

Moderator: Steven Gortmaker
Organizer: Steven Gortmaker
Discussant: Bill Dietz

Improving state childhood obesity surveillance: A review of current practice and recommendations for change
Kelly Blondin, SM, Steven Gortmaker, PhD, Angie Cradock, ScD, Stephen Resch, Ph.D., Y. Claire Wang, MD, MSc, ScD, Zachary J. Ward, MPH, Amber Hsiao, MPH and Michael W. Long, ScD

Filling in the Gaps: State-specific childhood obesity prevalence corrected for self-report bias
Michael W. Long, ScD, Zachary J. Ward, MPH, Kelly Blondin, SM, Stephen Resch, Ph.D., Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Y. Claire Wang, MD, MSc, ScD, Amber Hsiao, MPH and Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD

Redrawing the US Obesity Landscape: Bias-corrected estimates of state-specific adult obesity prevalence
Zachary J. Ward, MPH, Michael W. Long, ScD, Stephen Resch, Ph.D., Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD, Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Amber Hsiao, MPH and Y. Claire Wang, MD, MSc, ScD

Using synthetic growth trajectories to predict childhood obesity trends at the individual and population level
Stephen Resch, Ph.D., Zachary J. Ward, MPH, Michael W. Long, ScD, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD, Y. Claire Wang, MD, MSc, ScD and Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Monday, 11/17: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Improving Population Health in Youth

Dissemination of the OSNAP (Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity) intervention: Evidence-based strategies, low-cost resources, and partnerships for success
Rebekka M. Lee, ScD, Catherine M. Giles, MPH, Madeleine DeBlois, MEd, Erica L. Kenney, ScD, Steven Gortmaker, PhD, Jessica L. Barrett, MPH and Angie Cradock, ScD
3:30 PM – 4: 00 PM

Tuesday, 11/18: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Progress in Physical Activity Policy Research

Driven to support: Individual and county-level factors associated with public support for active transportation policies
Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Jessica L. Barrett, MPH, Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS, Kelly R. Evenson, PhD, Karin Valentine Goins, MPH, Jeanette Gustat, PhD, Katie M. Heinrich, PhD, Cynthia K. Perry, PhD, FNP, Michele Scanze, MPH, Thomas L. Schmid, PhD, Rachel Tabak, PhD, M. Renée Umstattd Meyer, PhD, MCHES and Cheryl Valko, MPH, RD
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

Tuesday, 11/18: 4:50 PM – 5:10 PM
Food policy approaches to improve health

Competitive beverage availability in Boston Public Schools after implementation of a comprehensive, district-wide nutrition policy
Rebecca Mozaffarian, MS MPH, Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD, Erica L. Kenney, ScD MPH, Jill E. Carter, EdM MA, M. Caitlin Westfall Howe, MS MPH, Jennifer Reiner, BA and Angie L. Cradock, ScD
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM