This webinar may be of interest to you and your networks.
On Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar:
Voices for Healthy Kids: Active Places: Let’s Get Moving to Help Underserved Communities
Childhood obesity affects the entire country, but it does not affect all communities equally. Children and all people living in underserved communities are likely to face greater challenges in reversing patterns of inactivity and poor health.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is very pleased to be partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Heart Association on the new Voices for Healthy Kids initiative to reverse childhood obesity by 2015. In this webinar, we will explain our new role leading the Active Places Hub and how we can support you to win campaigns at the state and local level that will increase shared use agreements and street scale improvements.
For this webinar, we are also partnering with Active Living Research to present information on increasing physical activity opportunities in underserved communities with a specific focus on reducing disparities and increasing activity in lower-income communities and communities of color.
Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Chad Spoon, Research Coordinator, Active Living Research
Mikaela Randolph, Shared Use Campaign Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Keith Benjamin, Street Scale Campaign Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership
To register for this free webinar, click this link:
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Just a quick reminder of our special call for posters for the 2014 TRB
Poster abstracts are due by Wednesday, Sept 4.****
Note: Stacey Bricka is sending a confirmation email upon receipt. If you
submitted an abstract and did not get a confirmation email from her, please
let her know. Also, if you submitted through the TRB system as part of the
annual paper process, please let her know your paper number so we can track
its progress through the system.****
Thanks and let me know if any other questions!****
*From:* Bricka, Stacey
*Sent:* Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:17 AM
*Subject:* TRB Call for NHTS Posters****
*CALL FOR POSTERS*
*Travel Characteristics Past, Present, and Future –*
*Communicating Information Derived from the National Household Travel Survey
Task Force on *Understanding New Directions for the National Household
Travel Survey* (ABJ45T)****
The Task Force will host a poster session at the 2014 Annual Meeting
featuring tools and strategies used to communicate National Household
Travel Survey (NHTS) data to various user groups. Of particular interest to
the Task Force are innovative means of communicating information derived
from the NHTS that convey the utility and value of these data. Featured
posters will be highlighted in Task Force findings to FHWA as effective
examples of conveying the value derived from this long-running and
comprehensive data set. A special submittal deadline for this call has been
established. Abstracts are due no later than Wednesday, September 4th.
Following are details on this call and the associated submission process. **
Since 1969, the National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) has surveyed
Americans on their travel behaviors and patterns, generating an
unparalleled compilation of longitudinal travel characteristics for the
nation. The legacy of this national data collection and dissemination
effort has resulted in a wide variety of applications for a diverse array
of users. NHTS users mine this data to inform decision makers, educate the
public, support research, and enhance model development. It serves as a
unique platform for analyzing past, present, and future travel trends and
provides essential input for many different processes.****
The Task Force on *Understanding New Directions for the National Household
Travel Survey *(ABJ45T) is charged with understanding ways in which the
data are used and can be improved, and evaluating impacts of potential
changes in survey methodology on different user groups. During its
investigations the Task Force realized the challenge of communicating the
value of NHTS data and ways in which it can be successfully used to support
a myriad of uses including transportation planning and analysis,
demographic research, public and policy maker education, trend analysis,
and public health policy, to name but a few.****
The Task Force decided to identify and showcase at the 2014 Annual Meeting
a select few examples that demonstrate creative ways of communicating the
value of this important data set. Recognizing the role of visual media in
today’s communications, the Task Force is soliciting posters or other
graphic means of visualization and communication that convey the utility
and value of the NHTS and the data it yields. In keeping with the theme of
the 2014 meeting – Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future – the
Task Force is interested in illustrating the diversity of uses and
applications supported by the NHTS and the longitudinal value of this
long-running survey in developing this poster session.****
*Poster Session Guidelines*
Those selected for this session will prepare a poster for presentation at
the 2014 Annual Meeting in January. *Participants are not required to
prepare a paper to be eligible*. Each presenter will be provided with a
table and a 4’ x 8’ vertical panel for displaying posters and other
materials. An electrical connection will be available at each station.
Telephone and internet connections will not be available. TRB's guidelines
for poster presenters are available at http://www.trb.org
. Presenters are expected to attend and participate in this session.
Presentation teams are welcome. The Task Force is working to create an
innovative poster / discussion format, details of which will be finalized
during the session planning process. It is anticipated that this will be a
dynamic and highly interactive session.****
A special deadline for abstract submittals has been established. Interested
candidates should submit an abstract explaining their project and poster
concept by 11:59 pm PDT on*Wednesday, September 4, 2013*. The abstract
should be no more than a single one-sided page in length (approximately 500
words) and include:****
**· **Contact information (name, agency/organization, phone number,
**· **Title of your proposed poster for use in the Annual Meeting
**· **Explanation of the project, research or process using NHTS data
and how the data were used;****
**· **Ways in which visualization or other graphic communication tools
were deployed and the role this played in the project, research or process;*
**· **Any innovative discoveries or lessons learned about
communicating NHTS data that can be useful to FHWA and other users; and****
**· **Preliminary description of the information to be conveyed in
You are welcome to include links to on-line materials that illustrate
visualization or graphic communication concepts described in your abstract
but this will not substitute for the information requested in the abstract.*
The Task Force will not consider sales presentations on products or
Abstracts should be in a PDF format and submitted to:****
Include the term “*NHTS Poster Abstract*” in the subject line.****
A session-development subcommittee will review all abstracts to identify
those that most effectively demonstrate innovative communication techniques
conveying the value of NHTS data and its use. The Task Force hopes to
identify posters representing a diverse array of uses and applications.
Abstracts that support the 2014 Annual Meeting spotlight theme,
“Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future” are encouraged.****
Applicants will be notified in mid-September of their selection.****
*For More Information*****
Questions about the poster session or the abstract submittal process should
be directed to:****
5628 Burnside Circle
Tallahassee FL 32312
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> From: Jane Lin <janelin(a)UIC.EDU>
> Date: August 20, 2013, 4:26:18 PM EDT
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> Subject: [TMIP-L] Reminder: Call for Papers: 2014 Transportation Land Use and Air Quality Conference
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> 2014 Transportation/ Land Use Planning and Air Quality Conference
> “Developing Healthy and Livable Communities”
> March 3rd and 4th, 2014
> Holiday Inn Charlotte- City Centre
> Charlotte, North Carolina
> (Conference webpage: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/tpluaq/home.html)
> The Transportation Research Board Transportation and Air Quality Committee, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI)’s Planning, Economics and Finance Committee, the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other sponsors are seeking papers for 20 sessions for the 2014 Transportation/ Land Use Planning and Air Quality (TLUPAQ) Conference.
> The focus of the papers should be related to innovative research and strategies leading to the integration of transportation planning, land use and air quality. Our spotlight theme in 2014 will be “Developing Healthy and Livable Communities”.
> We are interested specifically in papers related to the following topics: (1) smart growth implementation and evaluation; (2) scenario planning and livability design strategies; (3) intelligent transportation strategies and implementation; (4) climate change; (5) pricing strategies; (6) information systems; (7) MOVES model evaluations and data; (8) technological innovations; and (9) health impacts of land use and transportation decisions.
> Paper/Extended Abstract Requirements: The conference proceedings will be produced by ASCE. All papers/extended abstracts must be submitted in Microsoft Word and must meet the ASCE conference proceedings paper format requirements. Each paper/extended abstract cannot exceed 10 pages (includes figures and tables) in length. Guidelines to submit papers can be found at the following web link:
> Authors with a paper/extended abstract accepted for presentation and who wish to have their paper/extended abstract published in the conference proceedings will be required to complete a Copyright Transfer Agreement, a Permission Verification Form for Books and CD-ROMs (available at the above web link), and must register for the conference by Friday, November 29th, 2013. Note that extended abstracts are acceptable for those authors who do not wish to submit a full paper.
> Paper/Extended Abstract Submittal Deadline: Draft papers or abstracts for the 2014 TLUPAQ Conference must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, September 6th, 2013. Each paper or extended abstract will be reviewed and comments will be provided to the author(s) by Friday, October 25th, 2013. Authors will make any necessary revisions to the paper or extended abstract and resubmit the revised paper or extended abstract by Friday, November 29th, 2013. Papers or extended abstracts should be sent electronically to Srinivas Pulugurtha at SSPulugurtha(a)uncc.edu .
> If you have any questions regarding the 2014 TLUPAQ Conference, please contact Jane Lin at janelin(a)uic.edu .
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This may be of interest.
The American Planning Association (APA) 2014 national planning conference will have a significant public health track: Planning Healthy Communities Symposium
The Planning Healthy Communities symposium is a chance for health and allied professionals to create a dialogue with planners during the must-attend event of the year. The symposium will look at factors that make cities and towns more livable and their people healthier.
We are looking for session proposals that will address Active living, Food and nutrition, Environmental exposures, Social cohesion and mental health - and all the important topics in between. Please see: http://www.planning.org/conference/program/tracks.htm#2<http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eplanning%2Eorg%2Fco…>
This may be of interest to you and your networks:
Pitch Us: What's Your Big Idea for Health & Health Care?
We want to hear your ideas for solving major problems in health and health care. We’re looking for innovations that reflect your vision of how the world could be if only we could develop a new approach or ask a different set of questions.
RWJF's Pioneer Portfolio will hold its first-ever Pioneer Pitch Day <http://links.mkt2511.com/ctt?kn=6&ms=NTY0NTEyMQS2&r=Mjk5Njk4NzcyOAS2&b=0&j=…> on October 16 in New York City. This event is an opportunity to pitch your transformative idea—live and in person—to the Pioneer team, as well as a group of judges who, like you, are thinking about how to change the worlds of health and health care. Atlantic correspondent and RWJF Entrepreneur-in-Residence Thomas Goetz will the host the event, and the panel of judges will include leading angel investor Esther Dyson.
So, do you have an idea that you want to pitch to us? Tell us about it in 1,000 characters or less by September 6 and you could be selected to present at Pitch Day. Visit http://pitchday.rwjf.org/?cid=xem_pitchdayB
Addressing the Environmental Context of Disability
People living with long-term functional limitations are very familiar with the influence of the environment on their lives. Physical structure, economic expectation or social relationship norms developed within various cultures can either restrict or support the individual’s full participation in society. The influence of these environmental factors can vary by the requirements of the participation role or its physical location, by individual goals and choices, by type of basic action difficulty causing the functional limitations and other characteristics of the person such as age, gender and race.
Many of the theoretical models of environmental impact on disability organize their approaches at two different levels, the individual and the societal levels. The immediate environment of the individual, including settings such as the home (reflecting the immediate family), the formal or informal workplace, places of worship, locations of civic participation, and other similar settings which surround the individual create micro systems in which the individual is personally involved. The person manages the physical, social and material elements of these contexts which take place in these micro systems as best they can.
The societal level of environment relates to the structure and organization of larger social and cultural systems in the community that provide a variety of services for everyone such as protection, shelter, food sources, education, entertainment, and health care for the total population. These include transportation systems, policing and emergency systems, forms of product distribution and health care systems. The individual only comes in contact with a small portion of the larger systems, but in many instances the larger systems dictate the general approach to disability within that system. For example, the organization of a city’s transportation system dictates or develops the organizational response to dealing with disabled clients, which represents the macro level of the transportation environment. However, the bus driver who takes the disabled person from point A to point B interprets company policy through his/her attitudes or experience and impacts the disabled person’s experience with the transportation system at the micro level. The experience of the person with disability with the transportation system then can be impacted by either or both the macro and micro circumstances. In some instances organizations or systems may not have consciously considered the needs of persons with disabilities who use their services and so the system is governed by cultural norms or possibly government legislation that is applied to all similar systems which may or may not ignore the needs of people with functional limitations (for example recent NYC taxicab issues).
While both individual and societal environments, can affect the ability of a person with a functional limitation to participate in chosen social roles, we have very little national or international data on patterns of environmental barriers or supports, particularly at the macro or societal level. Most of our information and understanding of environment/person interactions are based on anecdotal evidence from stories or reports of personal experience rather than data representing collective experience. Rehabilitation services often explore the nature of the contexts their clients need to deal with and in many cases have developed questionnaires to collect extensive environmental information from their clients. However, the data collected in this manner, while detailed, cannot be assumed to be generalizable to different types of limitations, different geographic areas in the same society, or different societal contexts. The data they collect are individual and reflect the personal experience. From such data, we can compare individual experiences with transportation, or health care access, but, without larger representations of the population with disabilities with which to examine the broader societal patterns, we don’t know if problems that are identified are attributable to the larger system or to the specific interaction such as that between the individual and the bus driver.
The objective of this volume of Research in Social Science and Disability is to address the environmental issues that support or restrict the participation of persons with functional limitations in society, thus potentially creating their disability either at the micro or macro level.
We are soliciting articles that address development of an understanding of environmental patterns that contribute to the supports or restrictions that a person with a limitation experiences. The following are only a few suggested areas of focus:
1. The nature of environment patterns created by social systems such as policing, transportation, resource distribution, etc.
2. Examination of the kind of norms that impact environments.
3. The kinds of participation that are most restricted by environmental factors.
4. The nature of the relationship between micro factors and macro factors in specific environmental areas such as travel, shopping, community participation and others.
5. Examination of the various methods of measurement of environmental factors at the individual or social levels of environment. Are there gaps in measurement either by type of limitation, subjective or objective questions, random sampling vs non-random sampling or other factors?
6. Cross-disability comparisons of environmental barriers or supports and their effects on participation.
7. Cross-national comparisons of the types of barrier or supports that exist that effect participation, particularly participation in obtaining work roles or in the worksites themselves.
8. Areas of participation that have seen the most improvement because of improvement in environmental factors. Or, are all areas of participation equally influenced by environmental context? What participation areas need the most environmental support?
Please note: This volume series has an interdisciplinary focus on social science research. Because of that, it is very important that authors avoid the jargon of their discipline and write to an audience knowledgeable about disability issues but who may not be as familiar with discipline-specific terminology.
Submissions are due no later than January 15, 2014 and should be sent to BOTH Barbara Altman, b.altman(a)verizon.net and Sharon Barnartt, barnartt(a)aol.com , co-editors of the series. If you have questions about this call for papers, please contact Barbara – b.altman(a)verizon.net Here is the link to the publisher’s style guidelines: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/ebookseries/author_guidelines.htm