Funder(s)

University of Washington Population Health Initiative grant

Description/Abstract

Disaster-impacted communities face many threats to health and wellbeing during the recovery period. Fitness, parks, and active transportation organizations support physical activity and social connectedness on an everyday basis and are well-positioned to support communities’ diverse needs during disaster recovery. This research brief summarizes findings from a peer-reviewed study showing that fitness, parks, and active transportation organizations’ trusted relationships, large organizational networks, and health promotion expertise enables them to support disaster recovery efforts and community health after disasters.

Document Type

Research Brief

Keywords

Disaster Recovery, Health and Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Parks

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

Date

1-25-2022

Language

English

Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a University of Washington Population Health Initiative grant. The authors thank Shannon Monnat and Nicole Replogle for helpful feedback on previous drafts of this brief.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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