Active Living Research 2016

Voices for Healthy Kids


Monday - February 1, 2016

Engaging the Research Community in Accelerating Policy Change
12:25pm - 1:15pm

 Led by Voices for Healthy Kids staff, this session will define advocacy vs. lobbying, provide an understanding on the role the research community plays in policy change, and how advocacy can advance the work of the research community. The session will also introduce the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities, and how we can authentically engage priority populations in our advocacy work.


Poster Session and Welcome Reception
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet members from the Voices for Healthy Kids team at our exhibit and learn more about our work on the 2009 Wisconsin Complete Streets Act during the poster session.


Tuesday – February 2, 2016

Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions
7:30am -8:30am

Tim Vaske, Voices for Healthy Kids Regional Campaign Manager, will participate in a roundtable discussion around active transportation, urban design, parks & recreation, schools and other important active living research topics.

Wednesday – February 3, 2016

Panel Presentation
Using Policy to Influence Equity in Active Living
8:30am -10:00am

Carter Headrick, Director of State and Local Obesity Policy, Voices for Healthy Kids, American Heart Association, will chair a panel presentation on inequities in access to active living programs and environments.


Jodi Gillette, MPP, Policy Advisory, Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP

Ian Thomas, PhD, State and Local Program Director, AmericaWalks and Councilmember, City of Columbia, MO

Caron Whitaker, MEM, Vice President of Government Relations, The League of American Bicyclists