John Hope Settlement House, the Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy (CHisPA), and the RI Public Health Institute at Brown University have joined together to look at our neighborhood. During July and August our workers will be in this area. They will look at things like sidewalks, homes and businesses, and traffic conditions. The information we collect will help us make our community safe and healthy. Together we can help our neighbors be more physically active, find more healthy foods, and take steps that help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Our workers will use clipboards and wear safety vests to help identify them as study personnel. Each “checklist” takes about an hour walking the block to complete; then the workers will move on to a new block. We plan to survey about 125 blocks in the South Providence/Elmwood/West End area. We will share the findings with our neighbors in the fall.
If you would like more information, contact:
Carolyn Campos: CHisPa 467-0111
James Day: John Hope Settlement House: 421-6993
Max Freeman, RI Public Health Institute: 741-9892