Physical Activity and the Built Environment
Physical activity and the built environment are inextricably linked determinants of a person’s health. We know that a person’s ZIP code has a greater impact on health than his or her genetic code.
As part of its Building Healthy Communities priority area, NYSHealth seeks to expand and improve opportunities for physical activity in neighborhoods throughout New York State. Learn about some of our work that addresses these determinants of health:
Randall’s Island Park Alliance
- Improving Health and Wellness in East Harlem and the South Bronx Through Programming at Randall’s Island Park
NYC Bike Share LLC
- Engaging Two Healthy Neighborhood Communities in Bike Sharing as a Pathway to Better Health
- Engaging Communities in Bike Share as a Pathway to Better Health
New York Restoration Project
- Increasing Physical Activity in East Harlem and the South Bronx Through Improved Access to High-Quality Green Space
Research Foundation of the City University of New York (CUNY), School of Public Health and Health Policy
Center for Active Design, Inc.
In Our Backyards, Inc. (ioby)
CVPH Medical Center Foundation Inc., (dba The Foundation of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital)
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
- Activating Public Spaces: A Public-Private Partnership to Build Healthy Communities in New York City
Columbia County Department of Health
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital, Inc.