USC PRC Researcher to Delivery Keynote Address at International Physical Activity Conference




Dr. Andrew Kaczynski delivers opening keynote address

Dr. Andrew Kaczynski, faculty affiliate researcher for the USC PRC, was selected to deliver the opening keynote address at the ninth Brazilian Congress on Physical Activity and Health. The conference, was held Nov. 13 – 16 at the Pontiff Catholic University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil, with the theme, "Active People, Healthy Cities."

Kaczynski's presentation, titled "Contribution of parks and open spaces in promoting physical activity," focused on how using an environmental justice approach to improving neighborhoods and parks – and involving citizens in that process – can level the playing field and facilitate greater physical activity and health for residents of all ages.  He also will be a co-facilitator for a working session on Nov. 15.

For more information on Dr. Kaczynski's presentation, visit the full Arnold School of public health story here.

For more information on the conference, visit their website (in Portuguese).