Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
August 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale for Youth (NEWS-Y) will help researchers determine what neighborhood characteristics encourage physical activity among children and adolescents. This study implemented NEWS-Y among a group of parents and adolescents in Cincinnati, Boston, and San Diego.
December 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This study demonstrates that active transportation (walking or bicycling for transportation) is associated with favorable cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles. In an effort to improve health outcomes among U.S. adults, promoting and permitting active transportation may prove beneficial.
October 17, 2012 | News Release
RWJF honors Darleen Reveille, RN, with a 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Low-income urban neighborhoods are less conducive to walking than other neighborhoods, even if they have comparable population densities, street layouts, and mixed-land use, according to this study of census data and direct observation of neighborhoods in New York City.
February 14, 2012 | Story
A profile of Sarah Strunk, MHA, director of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities.