Results of a Bridging the Gap study suggest that living in more-walkable communities is associated with reduced prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
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.
February 17, 2012 | Program Results Report
In Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities, partnerships in 49 communities nationwide are changing local policies and revamping the physical environment to foster healthy living and prevent childhood obesity.
September 1, 2011 | Report
This report examines the many benefits and cost-savings Safe Routes to School programs offer.
September 1, 2011 | Report, Evaluation
This brief provides select preliminary research results, preliminary analyses, and policy implications for the implementation of the national Safe Routes to School program in Texas.
March 1, 2009 | Report
The report explores the challenges and opportunities raised during the implementation of the federal Safe Routes to School program.
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.
November 1, 2013 | Journal Article
Distracted driving is an increasingly deadly threat to road safety.
October 10, 2013 | Program Results Report
The State Network Project brings together advocates, agencies, and others to ensure that states spend federal Safe Routes to School funds, and to advance state and local policies that promote physical activity, especially in low-income communities.
May 3, 2013 | Journal Article
This article tests a novel methodological approach to understand mixed use zoning (MUZ) ordinances and their impact on neighborhood walkability.
February 25, 2013 | Survey/Poll
This poll provides new insights into the epidemic of childhood obesity and the challenges families face between school and sleep.