Abstract Background: The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in public health and policy measures to reduce in-person contact and the transmission of the virus. These measures impacted daily life and mental well-being (MWB). The aims of this study were to explore the MWB impacts of COVID-19 on children and assess the associations among perceived changes in physical activity […]
Category: Built Environment
PRC Researchers, Rodrigo Reis and Deborah Salvo, Examine in Recent Publication What the Physical Activity Community Can Do for Climate Action and Planetary Health (Links to an external site)
This study found that physical activity promotion strategies need to be aligned with climate action commitments, incorporating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenarios in physical activity action plans. The promotion strategies must consider equity a core value and promote physical activity to the most vulnerable populations so that they are protected from the ill-health […]
Geographic Distribution of the Ciclovia and Recreovia Programs by Neighborhood SES in Bogotá: How Unequal is the Geographic Access Assessed Via Distance-based Measures?
Parents in highly disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to restrict children’s play
Today’s parents are restricting their children’s outdoor play, but children in highly disadvantaged neighborhoods face more restrictions, our new research finds. “Being physically active and playing outdoors is essential for adolescent development,” writes the study’s lead author, Dr. Maura Kepper, research assistant professor at the PRC. “Policy and environment change that improves neighborhood conditions may […]
Public and private places contribute to PA among Mexican adults
Understanding the contribution of public- and restricted-access places to overall and domain-specific physical activity among Mexican adults: A cross-sectional study. Understanding the contribution of public- and restricted-access places to overall and domain-specific physical activity among Mexican adults: A cross-sectional study.Jáuregui A, Salvo D, Medina C, Barquera S, Hammond D.PLoS One. 2020 Feb 7;15(2):e0228491. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228491. […]
PRC faculty wins 3rd place in “Shark tank” style competition
The Healthcare Innovation Lab and the Institute for Informatics hosted a “Shark Tank-style” pitch session on February 28, 2020. Ten project teams requesting up to $50,000 in funds at BJC HealthCare (BJC) and Washington University School of Medicine’s (WUSM) competed in the second Big Ideas Competition. Our own PRC faculty, Maura Kepper, presented with her […]
Understanding Municipal Officials’ Involvement in Transportation Policies Supportive of Walking and Bicycling.
Zwald ML, Eyler AA, Goins KV, Brownson RC, Schmid TL, Lemon SC. Understanding Municipal Officials’ Involvement in Transportation Policies Supportive of Walking and Bicycling. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Jul/Aug;23(4):348-355. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000152. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25319080, PMCID: MC4696890
Does Availability of Worksite Supports for Physical Activity Differ by Industry and Occupation?
Dodson EA, Hipp JA, Lee JA, Yang L, Marx CM, Tabak RG, Brownson RC. Does Availability of Worksite Supports for Physical Activity Differ by Industry and Occupation? Am J Health Promot. 2016 Nov 3. doi:pii: 0890117116668795. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed [citation] PMID: 27810951