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Monday, May 06, 201911:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5. Finding Your Way: Using a Walk Audit to Assess the Environment
Location: Omni Atlanta Hotel, North Tower, M2, International Ballroom C

The walk audit is a common tool for assessing built environment supports for physical activity. In this session, the speakers will describe features of the built environment that influence physical activity, outline methods for conducting a walk audit, and explore how practitioners can use audits to create more activity-friendly communities. Attendees will then be led on a walk audit around the meeting venue. Through this interactive experience, participants will gain firsthand skills in conducting walk audits and an appreciation for their potential impact. Note: This is an interactive session and attendees should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers for this session.

Session Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify features of the built environment that influence physical activity.
  2. Be equipped with skills and resources for planning and conducting a walk audit.
  3. Identify potential applications of walk audits for creating activity-friendly communities.
The following will be presenting:
  • Emily Ussery PhD, MPH Epidemiologist, DNPAO, CDC
  • John Omura MD, MPH Medical Officer, DNPAO, CDC
Moderated by:

Emily Ussery, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, DNPAO, CDC and John Omura, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, DNPAO, CDC

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