APHA 2012 Annual Meeting
We are just a few weeks away from the APHA 140th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco. Find out more about APHA’s Annual Meeting & Expo:
- Online program — Search a comprehensive list of scientific sessions, business meetings and social hours by date, Section or keyword.
- Public Health Expo — Search the virtual expo floor plan to view the 650 booths of public health services, information and state-of-the-art products.
- Opening General Session speakers — Speakers include Gail Sheehy, best-selling author, and Dr. Reed Tuckson, executive vice president at UnitedHealth Group.
- Closing General Session — The closing will focus on incarceration, justice and health. Keynote speaker Angela Davis will discuss research into prison systems around the world and the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.
- Awards reception and ceremony — On Tuesday, Oct. 30, join colleagues to recognize the APHA’s distinguished award winners.
- Special sessions – Cutting-edge educational programming sponsored by APHA will feature public health experts worldwide.
The meeting will include more than 1,000 scientific sessions focusing on the latest public health challenges, 700 booths of state-of-the-art public health products, networking opportunities and more.
This year, the Annual Meeting will include numerous sessions on transportation, health and equity issues, on topics ranging from safety to access to non-emergency medical transport to physical activity and more. A selection of sessions is listed below, and dates and times are provided wherever possible:
Equal access for children with disabilities: Evaluating accessibility for Montana elementary schools' safe routes; Sunday, October 28, 2012
Obesity and the risk of death during traffic collisions; Sunday, October 28, 2012
Effectiveness of a parent-directed teen driver safety intervention translated for delivery by driver education instructors; Sunday, October 28, 2012
An analysis of the incidence and causes of road traffic accident in Kisii, Central district, Kenya; Sunday, October 28, 2012
Effectiveness of a Safe Routes to School Program in preventing school-age pedestrian injury; Sunday, October 28, 2012
Graduated Driver Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crashes involving Teenage Drivers: An Age-Stratified Meta Analysis; Sunday, October 28, 2012
Transportation Posters; Sunday, October 28, 2012: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Evidence to support the need to educate physicians and healthcare professionals about non-emergency medical transportation; Monday, October 29, 2012
Health Transportation Shortage Index (HTSI): A new measure of child health access; Monday, October 29, 2012
Assessing safe active transportation for youth of color in California; Monday, October 29, 2012
Active living in a dangerous world: Characteristics of the built environment surrounding pedestrian-vehicle collisions; Monday, October 29, 2012
Epidemiology and trends in law enforcement traffic collisions in California, 1998-2009; Monday, October 29, 2012
Childhood obesity and the built environment: The role of health impact assessment; Monday, October 29, 2012
Age-related trends in drug-involved driving in the United States, 2005–2009; Monday, October 29, 2012
An epidemiologic analysis of bicycle injuries at three U.S. National Parks; Monday, October 29, 2012
Working with non-traditional partners to develop recommendations for a Complete Streets policy; Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
A state of good repair: Transportation life cycle financing and community sustainability; Monday, October 29, 2012: 8:50 - 9:10 a.m.
Sustainable return on investment: The economic, social, and environmental business case in a transportation infrastructure context; Monday, October 29, 2012: 9:30 - 9:50 a.m.
Matched case-control study of on-road bicycle facilities and bicycle crashes in Iowa, 2007-2010; Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Development of interactive geospatial PDF planning maps of traffic collisions near school sites to aid California SRTS funding applicants; Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:50 - 11:10 a.m.
Health equity through a disability lens - are we making progress?; Monday, October 29, 2012: 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
California Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center: A model for Safe Routes to School program promotion; Monday, October 29, 2012: 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Road safety behaviors among Zambian drivers and pedestrians, an observational study; Monday, October 29, 2012: 3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Proposed alternatives to the data analysis techniques of a national road safety program in Brazil: Application of the population attributable fraction methodology; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Understanding the role of community and expert knowledge in assessing local impacts of transportation infrastructure; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Examining active transportation patterns in Kingston, Ontario, Canada: An analysis of socio-demographics, destinations, and duration by modal split; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Examining access to trails in high and low income regions of the Las Vegas metropolitan area; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Walk Your Heart to Health: Preliminary findings from a community-based participatory approach to promote heart health through physical activity in Detroit; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Safe Routes To School workshops as a catalyst to sustainable Safe Routes To School program; Tuesday, October 30, 2012
San Antonio City Council adopts Complete Streets policy to promote healthy living and safe mobility; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.
Effects of an ED intervention to reduce risky driving and alcohol misuse among young adults: A randomized controlled trial; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:50 - 11:10 a.m.
Public transportation saves lives: A health in all policies approach; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:50 - 11:10 a.m.
Health Belief Model and attitudes and behaviors related to distracted driving with use of a simulation game to prevent distracted driving; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Health and community-based planning in the creation of transit oriented districts in South Los Angeles; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 11:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Youth VideoVoice engagement in healthy transportation equity; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 - 12:50 p.m.
Symposium: assessing the interaction between health and transportation among seniors; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Increasing access to physical activity through policy and built environment changes; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 - 12:50 p.m.
Mapping (un)safe routes to school: Using community-engaged mapping to inform safe passages program planning; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 - 12:50 p.m.
Inserting health indicators into California's climate change and regional transportation planning process; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Neighborhood built environment and leisure-time and transportation-related walking among older U.S. women; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:50 - 1:10 p.m.
Benefit cost analysis of active transportation impacts in long-range planning in the San Francisco Bay area; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:50 - 1:10 p.m.
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT): A critical component of the U.S. medical care delivery system; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 12:54 - 1:06 p.m.
Engaging the health community to influence regional transportation and land use planning to improve public health; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 1:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Increasing access to physical activity through evidence based strategies; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 1:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Utilization and cost of non-emergency medical transportation among older adults: A rural-urban comparison; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 1:18 - 1:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Active Transportation Community Planning Initiative: Engaging residents in low-income urban neighborhoods to improve the built environment and increase physical activity; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Targeting resources to support safe walking environments in all communities; Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 3:21 - 3:33 p.m.
A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of proposed road diet and re-striping project; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Trends in bicycling for transportation at an urban university; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Diesel exhaust exposure in south Seattle's public parks: A community engagement study; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
ICount, a tool kit for community based documentation of bicycle and pedestrian environments and behaviors; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Investigating the relationship between the built environment, air quality, and individual-level exposure: A land use regression approach; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Safe Routes to School: Improving community health by shifting travel modes; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Health benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine project on poor underserved neighborhoods: Case study of NPU-V neighborhoods; Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Poster Session: Transportation and population health; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
University-based program to increase professional capacity to address the global road safety epidemic; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Creating a community that is healthy by design: Complete streets changing the face of Yellowstone County; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Monetizing health co-benefits from transportation strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 11:30 - 11:50 a.m.
Healthcare in very rural and frontier communities: Balancing equity, effectiveness and efficiency; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:30 - 12:50 p.m.
Collaboration Multiplier: Maximizing community efforts through multi-field partnership; Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 12:40 - 12:50 p.m.
New this year – APHA Mobile App
The complete Annual Meeting program is now available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. The app is designed to enhance attendees meeting experience and provide valuable information in one place for all smartphone users. Those who download this free, easy-to-use tool will be able to search sessions, abstracts and author information, preview exhibitor information, create an event itinerary, connect with colleagues and much more. Search for APHAMeeting in your app store. Don’t forget to download the app before you leave home! Visit www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/mobileapp.