Pinal Creek Trail

Location Globe Arizona
Organization Paramount Public Health Services, Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management

The Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management and Paramount Public Health Services conducted an HIA of a proposed trail along a portion of the Pinal Creek Basin in Globe, Arizona. The HIA explored potential health impacts associated with physical activity, community enrichment and civic pride, social cohesion, vehicle trips, public and personal safety, and economic benefits. The HIA engaged community stakeholders through a series of structured meetings and open forums as well as a survey that was distributed via web link and hardcopy.

The HIA concluded that the trail would have an overall positive impact on the health of Globe and Gila County residents, would provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists, and would increase property values. The HIA included recommendations to maximize the health benefits, including staging community events to increase utilization and promote physical activity, installing wayfinding signage, and identifying and prioritizing improvements to increase access to the trail.

Funding for the HIA was provided by the National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
    Completed
  • Publication date:
    2015, August
  • Decision-making levels:
    Local
  • Sectors:
    Transportation
  • Additional topic areas:
    Active transportation, Planning
  • Drivers of health:
    Access to services/medical care, Community safety, Diet and physical activity, Family and social support, Income and wealth, Safe and accessible active transportation routes
  • Affected populations:
    Chronic health conditions, Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Community types:
    Urban
  • Research methods:
    Literature review, Focus groups, Primary research, Survey, Qualitative research
  • Funding source:
    Other funding