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:
Center for Active Design, Inc.
Columbia County Department of Health
CVPH Medical Center Foundation Inc., (dba The Foundation of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital)
- Shape Up Clinton County: Activating Public Spaces and Creating Opportunities for Healthy Living
- Expanding the Saranac River Trail Greenway to Facilitate Resident Physical Activity
Fund for Public Health in New York City
Hester Street Collaborative
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City
- Activating Public Spaces: A Public-Private Partnership to Build Healthy Communities in New York City
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital, Inc.
New York Restoration Project
- Increasing Physical Activity in East Harlem and the South Bronx Through Improved Access to High-Quality Green Space
Niagara Falls Community Development
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
Randall’s Island Park Alliance
- Improving Health and Wellness in East Harlem and the South Bronx Through Programming at Randall’s Island Park
Research Foundation of the City University of New York (CUNY), School of Public Health and Health Policy