Environmental Leadership Center

Caswell County youth and senior citizens collaborate to conduct a walkability assessment in Yanceyville

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“From February through May students from the School of Public Health Jeff Quinn, Leilani Ogan, and Peter Balvanz partnered with youth from Caswell County to better understand what these young residents believed helped them stay healthy, and what gets in the way. Among the many factors mentioned, at the environmental level youth pointed out a fear of walking in certain areas, a barrier that limits this inexpensive and common form of physical activity. With this insight, public health students desired to know how widespread this fear is, and what other barriers to walking in town are present. In partnership with members of the Caswell community, public health students proposed to engage citizens in a walkability assessment of Yanceyville….”

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