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Supportive Environments for Physical Activity
 
Goal: Promote thriving children and families by increasing access to and opportunity for improved physical activity within urban neighborhoods through the development of safe and supportive environments.
 
Faculty lead: Elaine Borawski, PhD 
 
REACH
REACH is a series of community initiatives focused exclusively on racial and ethnic approaches to alleviating health disparities in Cuyahoga County. The PRCHN's work with these initiatves includes shared use, healthy retail, and building clinical-community linkages. 
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IMPACT was a three-year intervention study that worked with overweight and/or obese middle school students from Cleveland and at least one parent or guardian to compare the effects of two family-based behavioral interventions on change in BMI over the 36-month period. The study also assessed the additive value of an enriched school environment (participation in the We Run This City program).
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We Run This City
We Run This City Youth Marathon program is an innovative school/community-based fitness program administered by the YMCA of Greater Cleveland in collaboration with the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, and PRCHN. We Run This City engages middle and high school youth across Cleveland (CMSD and charter schools) and encourages them to stay active. 
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