It is necessary that the design, implementation, and maintenance of physical activity-promoting neighborhoods be equitable across social, economic, and demographic characteristics. The Equity and Resilience Work Group aims to define, describe, and guide equitable physical activity policies and evaluation. This includes but is not limited to: which neighborhoods receive policy or funding priority; understanding the resilience of communities to changes in the physical environment; housing and economic impacts of physical activity policy changes; (in)equality in neighborhood resources for physical activity; inclusionary practices for community engagement in the policy process.
Caislin Leah Firth, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC. Caislin works on the Interventions, Research and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) as a social epidemiologist focused on designing equitable healthy cities and mitigating negative health effects of gentrification. Caislin’s research spans criminal justice, cannabis, and healthy city research.
Daniel Fuller, PhD, Canadian Research Chair in Population Physical Activity. Dan is a Principal Investigator on the INTERACT team and Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University. His research is focused on physical activity, transportation interventions, and equity in urban spaces.
2nd Mondays 12-1pm ET
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