Bridging the Gap

This program received support from the Foundation between 1997 and 2016.

Research to Inform Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior

Dedicated to improving the understanding of how policies and environmental factors affect diet, physical activity and obesity among youth, as well as youth tobacco use.

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior was a joint project of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy and the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research.

It's mission was to improve understanding of school, community, state, and national policies and environmental factors affecting youth diet, physical activity, obesity, and tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth obesity and tobacco use.

Bridging the Gap

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