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New Webinar: Turning Data Into Action (December 13, 2017)

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Webinar Title: Turning Data Into Action

Webinar Date/Time: December 13, 2017 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

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About the Webinar

What do we mean when we talk about the walking movement? Join us to hear from representatives from America Walks, National Physical Activity Plan, and CDC on work they have been doing to map, track, and evaluate walking and walkability in the US. Attendees will learn about new and existing data sources, what they’re telling us about the state of walking in the US, and how to use that information to make the case for walkability. This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic.
Attendees will:
  • Explore new and existing data sources on walking and walkability in the US
  • Discuss trends and growth of the walking movement
  • Learn how to use data to mobilize and advocate for walkability

About the Presenters

Kristen Henry is the former Evaluation and Research Manager at America Walks. Kristen has experience in local community health, college health, and maternal child health, previously working at both the March of Dimes and the NorthWest Bergen Regional Health Commission in New Jersey. Kristen’s passion is in the planning, evaluation, and improvement of programs and services to facilitate lasting change in our built environments. Kristen received a Certificate in Program Evaluation along with a Master’s in Public Health from Montclair State University where she is now an adjunct professor. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Russell R. Pate, is a Professor of Exercise Science in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Pate is an exercise physiologist with interests in physical activity and physical fitness in children and the health implications of physical activity. He has published more than 300 scholarly papers, and he heads a research team that is currently supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and foundations.  He coordinated the effort that led to the development of the Recommendation on Physical Activity and Public Health of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine (1995). He served on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (2003-04), the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2007-08), and he currently serves on the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2016-18). Pate has served in several leadership positions with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), including as President, and in 2012 he received that organization’s Honor Award. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.

Ken Rose, Senior Policy Advisor, Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, CDC