Partnership for an Active Community Environment (PACE)

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Categories associated with best practice:

  • Health Equity
  • Organization
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  • Community/ Neighbourhood
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical environment

Overview

The goal of the built environment intervention is to increase physical activity in a low-income African American neighbourhood. The intervention has two components (separated by railroad tracks and analyzed separately) in one neighbourhood: 1) a new six-block walking path; and 2) a new school playground. The evaluation design is serial cross-sectional, with data collected in the intervention neighbourhood and two matched comparison neighbourhoods one year before (2006) and one year after (2008) the intervention (2007). Outcomes include behavioral observation of and self-reported physical activity. Observed moderate to vigorous physical activity was reported to have increased slightly in the area of the walking path (from 36.7% to 41% of people observed), but not in the area of the playground.

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