Conference Presentation: ISBNPA 2017

How does Canadian municipal policy impact recreation, health, and health equity?

A nonrandomized multi-method quasi-experiment was conducted in two communities to examine impacts of municipal policy focused on investing in recreation spaces. Pre-post telephone survey data and focus groups describe motivation, frequency, preferences and barriers to local facility use.

Laura Nieuwendyk presents Exploring the Impact of a Canadian Municipal Policy Focused on Investing in Recreation Spaces on Health and Health Equity at the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia, June 9.

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