Pace participatory approach poster


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Stockton, M.B., McClanahan, B.S., Clark, S., & McClanahan, W.R. (2011).  Activity friendly neighborhoods: participatory approach for maximizing partnerships. Obesity Society, Orlando, FL.

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Pace participatory approach poster

  1. 1. Built Environment and Physical Activity Activity Friendly Neighborhoods: Participatory Approach for Maximizing Partnerships STOCKTON, M.B., MCCLANAHAN, B.S., CLARK, S., & M C C L A N A H A N , W. R . ( 2 0 1 1 ) . A C T I V I T Y F R I E N D LY N E I G H B O R H O O D S : PA R T I C I PAT O R Y A P P R O A C H F O RM A X I M I Z I N G PA R T N E R S H I P S . O B E S I T Y S O C I E T Y, O R L A N D O , F L . ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The project was supported by Award Number R21ES016532 from the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences. Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Michelle Stockton, University of Memphis, 115 Field House, Memphis, TN, 38152;; 901-678-4435
  2. 2. Background Working collaborations among the most influential professionals in the land development process (land developers, builders, realtors, home buyers, policy makers, lenders, health professionals) are rare. The purpose of this study was to identify and implement strategies to create a working partnership among these stakeholders aimed at deepening understandings of built environment practices as potential influences on physical activity.
  3. 3. Methods The participatory research design included: 1) partnership formation and maintenance, 2) process documentation and evaluation, and 3) partnership feedback and commitment. Specifically, key informant interviews (n = 8) and presentations (n = 6) with community organizations were conducted to identify key built environment stakeholders and promote involvement. Engagement of the built environment community was facilitated through a “townhall” meeting aimed at sharing insights and experiences associated with building activity friendly environments and forming action groups based on identified needs.
  4. 4. Results – Advisory Board• An interdisciplinary advisory board comprised of 10 built environment professionals was developed.• The advisory board assisted with the identification of key stakeholders and the facilitation of partnership engagement within their industry.
  5. 5. PACE Advisory Board Connie Binkowitz, Staff Coordinator, Obesity & Diabetes, HMCT Rusty Bloodworth, Executive Vice President - Boyle Investment Co., Shunji Brown-Woods Jon McCreery, President - Chamberlain & McCreery Rick McClanahan, Director Engineering and Utilities - City of Bartlett David Parsons, President - David Parsons Construction Art Sutherland, III M.D. FACC Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health Mark Wofford, President, Dimension Construction, Inc Ted Simpson, EVP and Chief Lending Officer - MAGNA BANK
  6. 6. Results – Townhall Meeting• Engaged representatives from • Of the 175 participants, 93 9 disciplines: completed interest cards for • Architects specific action groups. • Builders, • Qualitative feedback • Developers • Engineers indicated participant • Health investment in collaborations • Lenders to enhance communication • Planners and positive outcomes. • Policy officials • Realtors
  7. 7. Conclusions Using a participatory design enhances identification and engagement of interdisciplinary partnerships to help maximize efforts for building activity friendly environments.
  8. 8. About PACE
  9. 9. What is PACE? Funded by a two year grant from The National Institutes of Health, PACE is a participatory based grant focused on the incentives and barriers to building active community environments.  PACE has engaged key stakeholders of the built environment (land developers, builders, realtors, residents, policy makers, designers, and lenders) in discussions to gain understanding of barriers, supports, and recommendations for building activity friendly neighborhoods. It is our hope to work toward enhanced community involvement and shared vision for healthy living in the greater Memphis area and beyond.
  10. 10. PACE Research Team Barbara McClanahan, Ed.D., Ph.D., leads the PACE initiative and serves as the projects Principal Investigator. She holds terminal degrees in Exercise Science and Leisure Management and in Interdisciplinary Higher Education. She currently serves as Unit Chair for the Health Promotion Program in the department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis. Michelle Stockton, Ph.D., is a Co-Investigator on the PACE initiative. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis. Dr. Stockton has a background in clinical psychology, group facilitation, formative research, and qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Kenneth D. Ward, PhD is Faudree Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at The University of Memphis. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Intervention Director of the Syrian Center for Tobacco Studies. Dr. Ward is a clinical health psychologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Health Behavior and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. George Relyea, M.A., M.S., is currently Assistant Research Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Center for Community Health and directs Data Management Services (DMS) and statistical consulting in the Center. He has 28 years experience as a statistician, programmer, data manager, instructor, and research consultant.
  11. 11. Connect with PACE @PACEforHealth