Active Living Research Conference 2017

26 February – 1 March 2017 | Hilton Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

The 2017 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. This conference is the premier venue for both cutting-edge research and for making findings useable by non-scientists.

The theme of the 2017 conference, “Active Living across the Life Span”, places emphasis on the importance of promoting physical activity throughout the life-course, from childhood through mature adulthood, for optimal health and quality of life. The theme challenges us to consider the myriad of needs across age cohorts and how age affects opportunities for intervention and key settings for implementation. Life-course research and practice/policy examples can inform us about effective approaches to creating environments, policies, and programs to support active lifestyles throughout life, and can also help identify which interventions are appropriate for all ages and which need to be tailored.

The conference will include active living presentations and workshops on the following broad topic areas:

  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Aging in Place
  • Active transportation
  • Urban planning for healthy communities
  • Parks and recreation
  • School policies and environments
  • Policy and environmental strategies
  • Rural environments
  • Tools and measures of active environments
  • Building partnerships
  • Economic benefits
  • Research translation

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Executive Program Committee

Conference Chair

Community, Policy and Health Disparities

  • Diana C. Parra, PT, MPH, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA

Parks and Recreation

Schools and After School

  • Jean Wiecha, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Transportation and Land Use Planning

Public Health

Supporting Publications


Organised by
 
  • ALR
  • Elsevier
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