I-WALK: An Innovative Approach to Community WalkabilityJournal of Extension
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AbstractOne way of combating rising obesity rates and decreasing physical activity levels among children is to promote active transportation to and from schools. The award-winning I-WALK program provides a comprehensive framework for addressing community walkability and related infrastructure. The program uses a unique and innovative methodology that combines volunteer data collection workshops; classroom-based teacher tallies; and a dynamic Web-based survey that brings parents and children together to discuss school transportation issues. The program's success demonstrates the benefits of coalition-building and community-based participatory research approaches to designing healthy and safe local environments.
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Citation InformationChristopher J. Seeger, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Alan D. Jensen, Suzy Wilson, et al.. "I-WALK: An Innovative Approach to Community Walkability" Journal of Extension Vol. 52 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 4IAW7
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