Sacramento Safe Routes to School

Location Sacramento California
Organization UCLA School of Public Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Project MOVE

The UCLA School of Public Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Project MOVE, conducted an HIA on the health impacts of the Sacramento Safe Routes to School Program. The program seeks to reduce the number of children killed while walking and biking to school, and foster an active lifestyle among youth. The HIA focused on the health impacts of physical activity and pedestrian safety, violence and exposure to air pollution. The HIA found that walking to school alone is likely not enough for all children to get their daily amount of physical activity and recommended that other opportunities for physical activity be provided, including quality physical education classes and after-school programs that encourage physically active play and walking.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2004
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Education
  • Organization Type Educational Institution