USDA NIFA Poster Abstract| Volume 46, ISSUE 4, SUPPLEMENT , S193, July 2014

Design and Evaluation of the “Our Healthy Block” Pilot Program


      Design and evaluate a pilot intervention to address barriers to healthy food access and activity in urban Philadelphia neighborhoods.


      Informed by a mixed-methods assessment of residents' shopping and physical activity patterns and barriers and facilitators to healthy food access and activity, and observational assessments of local food environments, we engaged community members in designing a program emphasizing “block-based” environmental changes to prevent or reduce obesity.


      The Our Healthy Block program was carefully monitored and pre-post surveys were used for outcome evaluation.

      Conclusions and Implications

      Strategies and findings will be presented.


      USDA Grant #2010-85215-20659

      Supplementary data