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PAPREN was well-represented at the Active Living Conference 2024. Several hundred researchers and practitioners gathered in lovely Chattanooga, TN, Ma ...

PAPREN was well-represented at the Active Living Conference 2024. Several hundred researchers and practitioners gathered in lovely Chattanooga, TN, March 25-28. We’re grateful that so many members and friends could attend and are excited about the number of new attendees to ALC.

The theme was Play Every Day – It’s the Multigenerational Healthy Way! This spirit was expressed everywhere, from PlayCore sponsorship and hosting of a social at the Creative Discovery Museum to scientific sessions, between-sessions fun to – of course! – the group physical activity breaks on Wednesday.

There were terrific plenary speakers from Chattanooga and beyond.

PAPREN members gave oral presentations, speed talks, and posters. We’ve gathered many of them in the list below for the benefit of readers who did not attend.




We hosted one of the lunch roundtables on Tuesday, and on Wednesday we convened a social with almost 50 longtime and new members!





We were proud to be able to sponsor travel to ALC by all five current work group fellows:

Left to right: Emily Kauffman (Parks & Green Space), Nicole Odell (Transportation Policy & Planning), Marilyn Wende (Rural Active Living), Nan Dou (School Wellness), Robert Anderson (Business & Industry)

The dates and venue for Active Living Conference 2025 were announced at the close of the conference. Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, will host ALC March 17-20, 2025.


Oral presentations
[O1.01] The Moderating Influence of Racialized Economic Segregation on the Relationship between Activity-Oriented Zoning, Walkability and Park Access, and PA Outcomes

[O1.02] The Association between Activity-Friendly Zoning and Social Connectedness, including Mediation by Walkability and Park Access in the U.S.

[O1.03] Historical Redlining Confounds the Relationship between Activity-Oriented Zoning and Physical Activity Outcomes

[O1.04] Access and Equity Transformation in the Transportation Alternatives Program in a Southern State

[O4.01] Association between Leisure-Time Physical Activity and All-Cause Mortality by Sex, Education, and Race-Ethnicity in a Nationally Representative Sample of US Adults

[O4.03] The Physical Activity Policy Research and Evaluation Network: Evaluation of Impact using the CDC’s Science Impact Framework

[O4.04] Factors Influencing Likelihood of Participation in Green Social Prescriptions in an International Sample

[O6.01] Objectively measure Environmental Support for Breastfeeding, Healthy Eating, and Physical Activity in the Rural United States: a Scoping Review to Inform Opportunities for Public Health Surveillance

[O6.03] Active Iowa: Keeping Micropolitan Communities on the Move

[O6.04] A Rural Call to Action 2.0: Looking Back and Paving the Way Forward

[8.03] Changes in Physical Activity, Travel Behavior, and Transportation Spending after New Light Rail Transit during COVID-19 Recovery Period

Speed talks

[S4.03] State of the Science – Community Development as an Equitable Strategy for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Promotion

[S5.03] Exploring Child Movement and Sleep Behaviors, Environmental Determinants, and Potential Disparities: Descriptive Baseline Results from a Feasibility Study Conducted in the Rural United States

[S6.01] Prevalence of Factors Preventing Walking within 10 Minutes from Home Overall and by Transportation

[S6.02] Prevalence of Interpersonal Safety Concerns during Outdoor, Daytime Physical Activities by Race/Ethnicity and by Sex – United States, 2022

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