Physical distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of access to safe and healthy public spaces such as parks. This presentation will highlight two research projects to identify characteristics of safe and healthy parks in Philadelphia.
First, Dr. Russell McIntire presents the results of research that measured smoking behavior among patrons of Philadelphia parks during 2015-2019. Second, Tiara Halstead describes a study that identified demographic and behavioral factors that predict having access to safe public parks in Philadelphia. These studies provide important information necessary to improve access to safe and healthy communities for Philadelphia residents.
Recommended CitationMcIntire, PhD, MPH, Russell K. and Halstead, Tiara, "Making Philadelphia Parks Safer and Healthier" (2021). Population Health Leadership Series: PopTalk Webinars. Paper 24.