604 Evidence Matters: Translating Research Findings to Stakeholders and Policy Makers

Friday, March 16, 2012: 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Convention Center: Room 204
RC/Interdisciplinary
Presider: Hans van der Mars, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ
Speakers: Thomas L. McKenzie, San Diego State University, Emeritus, San Diego, CA; Monica Lounsbery, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Aaron Beighle, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Michael Kanters, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and Hans van der Mars, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ
The role of policy in the quality and quantity of†physical education†and other school physical activity programs is well recognized. The road to policy change, however, is typically a long process requiring strategic advocacy. This session, presented through the AAHPERD/Presidentís Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Partnership, highlights the importance of developing an empirical evidence base on which to build advocacy messaging, and the need to translate research evidence relative to advocacy and policy.
Translational Research in the Development and Dissemination of SPARK
Thomas L. McKenzie, San Diego State University, Emeritus, San Diego, CA
Facilitators and Barriers to Improving School Physical Education
Monica Lounsbery, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Using Recess Evidence to Impact Policy
Aaron Beighle, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
After-School Sport Participation in Middle Schools: Alternative Models Work
Michael Kanters, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Physical Education and Physical Activity: Its Relationship With Academic Performance
Hans van der Mars, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ
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