Investigating the impact of neighborhood disorder and crime on physical activity and weight status

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The purpose of this project is to investigate the influence of community environment on physical activity and weight status through a detailed focus on neighborhood disorder and crime in the city of Philadelphia. This project uses a cross-sectional design to study the relationship between objective measures of neighborhood characteristics and individual-level health outcomes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $100,000.00

Awarded on: 10/12/2004

Time frame: 10/15/2004 - 10/14/2006

Grant Number: 52210


University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

295 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, 19104-0001


Virginia W. Chang
Project Director