Defining activity-friendly environments in the rural south

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 primary objective of this study is to identify and better understand environmental factors supportive of physical activity across the lifespan in four ethnically and geographically diverse rural communities in Alabama and Mississippi. Another aim of the study is to revise two empirically tested urban/suburban environmental audit tools for use in rural settings. The information collected will be used by the investigators to further develop a proposed conceptual model describing the relationships between environment, policy, and physical activity participation in rural communities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $60,615.00

Awarded on: 12/19/2006

Time frame: 1/1/2007 - 6/30/2008

Grant Number: 59456


University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS, 38677-1848


Jeffrey S. Hallam
Project Director