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The Ciclovías comprise worldwide programs in which streets are closed to motor-vehicles and open to individuals for leisure activities. Currently, 93% of the regular programs are in Latin American countries (LAC). The aims of this study were to describe the characteristics of regular Ciclovías in 7 ...

Author(s)
Sarmiento, O. L.; Díaz del Castillo, A.; Triana, C. A.; Acevedo, M. J.; Gonzalez, S. A.; Pratt, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2017, 103, Supplement, pp S34-S40
Abstract

The Recreovia program provides free physical activity (PA) classes in public spaces in Bogota, Colombia. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Recreovia program in increasing PA among users of nine parks in Bogota. This study was a natural experiment conducted between...

Author(s)
Torres, A.; Díaz, M. P.; Hayat, M. J.; Lyn, R.; Pratt, M.; Salvo, D.; Sarmiento, O. L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2017, 103, Supplement, pp S51-S58
Abstract

Background: A limited amount of research has examined the effect of changing public open spaces on active living. This paper will present the study protocol of a community-based intervention study co-designed in an interdisciplinary collaboration with community members to develop urban...

Author(s)
Pawlowski, C. S.; Winge, L.; Carroll, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wagner, A. M.; Nørtoft, K. P. J.; Lamm, B.; Kural, R.; Schipperijn, J.; Troelsen, J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2017, 17, 481, pp (19 May 2017)
Abstract

The arrival of a new summer collegiate baseball league franchise to a small central New York city was seen as an opportunity for health promotion. The initiative was set up to explore two overarching questions: (1) Are summer collegiate baseball events acceptable to local public health...

Author(s)
Hodges, B. C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Health Promotion Practice, 2017, 18, 2, pp 229-237
Abstract

Background: Over half of malaria cases reported in the USA occur among people travelling to visit friends and relatives (VFRs), predominantly to West Africa. Few studies have queried VFR travellers directly on barriers to seeking pre-travel care. We aim to describe the knowledge, attitudes and...

Author(s)
Walz, E. J.; Volkman, H. R.; Adedimeji, A. A.; Abella, J.; Scott, L. A.; Angelo, K. M.; Gaines, J.; Coyle, C. M.; Dunlop, S. J.; Wilson, D.; Biah, A. P.; Wanduragala, D.; Stauffer, W. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2019, 26, 2, pp tay163
Abstract

Creative ways must be found to engage both community residents and political leaders around policy and environmental solutions to public health issues. Photovoice is a community-based, participatory approach to documentary photography that provides people with training on photography, ethics,...

Author(s)
Kramer, L.; Schwartz, P.; Cheadle, A.; Borton, J. E.; Wright, M.; Chase, C.; Lindley, C.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Health Promotion Practice, 2010, 11, 3, pp 332-339
Abstract

Purpose. Determine if recruitment methods are differentially related to the reach of a physical activity program in metro/urban vs. rural settings. Design. Cross-sectional survey. Setting. Kansas counties. Subjects. Ninety-four Cooperative Extension agents responsible for 102 counties. Measures....

Author(s)
Wages, J. G.; Jackson, S. F.; Bradshaw, M. H.; Chang, M.; Estabrooks, P. A.
Publisher
American Journal of Health Promotion, Cleveland, USA
Citation
American Journal of Health Promotion, 2010, 25, 1, pp 36-39
Abstract

Community gardens offer a space that allows facilitation of leisure activities, encourages interaction within different factions in a community and helps forge a sense of belonging towards the overall community. Using the case study of "Community in Bloom" (CIB) programme initiated by the National...

Author(s)
Tan, L. H. H.; Neo, H.
Publisher
Routledge, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Local Environment, 2009, 14, 6, pp 529-539
Abstract

Recent evidence showed that community capacity building is one of the key methods to reach health improvements within disadvantaged communities. Physical activity and sports participation are important means to reach health improvements. This study investigates a capacity building method which aims ...

Author(s)
Marlier, M.; Cardon, G.; Bourdeaudhuij, I. de; Willem, A.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2014, 91, 6, pp 1114-1128
Abstract

The salubrious effects of participation in and exposure to the arts are well documented. This paper describes the development of a unique arts centre established in a disadvantaged urban school setting as part of a larger community-based health promotion research project. The discussion highlights...

Author(s)
Carson, A. J.; Chappell, N. L.; Knight, C. J.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Health Promotion Practice, 2007, 8, 4, pp 366-374

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