Start: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:30 pm
End: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 2:00 pm
There is strong interest in policy and environmental intercentions to improve child health and prevent obesity and in prioritizing natural experiments to evaluate their influences at the population-level. Although state-level policies for schools are especially imporatant natural experiments, the influence of these policies may be bolstered or hampered by environmental factors near schools. As a result of viewing this presentation on thesocial, policy and enviornlmental determinants of child health, participants will be able to:
- Understand the role of physial education policies in improving children's fitness in school settings.
- Identify environmental factors near schools that may enhance or hinder the effectivenes of school policies aimed to promote child health.
- Appreciate the imporatance of investigating joint influences of policies and environments on child health.
- Identify future research questions pertinent to social environmental and policy deteriminants of childresn's health.