Supporting a mosquito-abatement program in Monmouth County, N.J., to increase opportunities for active living

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 evaluate the effect of a county-administered abatement to reduce the population of Asian tiger mosquitoes (ATM) on the amount of time spent outdoors and physical activity levels by elementary children in New Jersey. Weight, height, and body mass index will be collected pre- and post-ATM abatement. Accelerometers will be used to assess physical activity levels. Deliverables will include article publications and presentations to disseminate research findings. All policy-related communications will be created in collaboration with RWJF communications staff and consultants. No RWJF funds will be used for lobbying purposes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $124,255.00

Awarded on: 4/13/2011

Time frame: 5/15/2011 - 11/14/2012

Grant Number: 68898


Rutgers University Foundation

Winants Hall
7 College Avenue
New Brunswick, 08901-1261


John Worobey
Project Director