Posts Tagged ‘neighborhoods’

The Built Environment

September 27th, 2009

Understanding the Relationship between Activity an…[BMC Public Health. 2009] – PubMed Result

Prevalence, trends and environmental influences on…[Med Sport Sci. 2007] – PubMed Result

Built Environments and Obesity in Disadvantaged Po…[Epidemiol Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

Neighborhood environments: disparities in access t…[Am J Prev Med. 2009] – PubMed Result

Physical environmental correlates of childhood obe…[Obes Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

States and Localities

September 27th, 2009

Institute of Medicine guide to localities IOM Releases Action Steps for Local Governments to Prevent Childhood Obesity – RWJF

Gallup map of state obesity, diabetes rankings. Obesity and Diabetes: Across States, a Clear Relationship

Map of state’s health America’s Health Rankings 2008 – Nation at a Glance

State Policies and Prevalence: F as in Fat 2009 – Trust for America’s Health

How States can use evaluation


What Counties Can Do: NACo | Childhood Obesity Crisis: What Can Counties Do?


Mayors’ Guide to Combating Obesity:


CDC community guides The Community Guide – Obesity Prevention

How Neighborhoods Affect Obesity. RAND | Research Briefs | How Neighborhoods Can Reduce the Risk of Obesity

CDC Community Physical Activity The Community Guide – Promoting Physical Activity

The National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus can help you find local community resources at MedlinePlus Go Local Index


September 26th, 2009

The modern built environment may send cues to individuals for eating. Obesity and the built environment: changes in envi…[Int J Obes (Lond). 2008] – PubMed Result

The local number of fast food outlets is associated with higher BMI, as is car ownership. Body mass index, neighborhood fast food and restau…[J Urban Health. 2009] – PubMed Result

Better access to supermarkets and less access to convenience stores are associated with higher BMI levels. Neighborhood environments: disparities in access t…[Am J Prev Med. 2009] – PubMed Result

Research Activities, April 2009: Child/Adolescent Health: Boosting and preserving green spaces in urban neighborhoods may help reduce childhood obesity

Local food environments, obesity and diabetes:

Journal of Public Health Policy – New Recreational Facilities for the Young and the Old in Los Angeles: Policy and Programming Implications

Journal of Public Health Policy – Disparities in Urban Neighborhood Conditions: Evidence from GIS Measures and Field Observation in New York City

Journal of Public Health Policy – The Relation of the Perceived Environment to Fear, Physical Activity, and Health in Public Housing Developments: Evidence from Chicago

Free full articles on the built environment: Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law — Table of Contents (June 2008, 33 [3])

Neighborhood safety, collective efficacy, and obes…[Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006] – PubMed Result