Public Health and Health Education Faculty Co-Authors a Peer Reviewed Article

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Public Health and Health Education Faculty Co-Authors a Peer Reviewed Article

The article is titled "Implementing Play Streets in Low-income Rural Communities in the United States."

Miss Christina Bridges Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Public Health co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled "Implementing Play Streets in Low-income Rural Communities in the United States." The article was published in Health Promotion Practice, which is the official journal of the Society for Public Health Education.

Christina Bridges Hamilton is a part of a team of researchers that helped rural communities implement “Play Streets” during the summers of 2017 and 2018. “Play Streets” involve the temporary closure of streets that for a specified time create a safe place for active play. They have been implemented primarily in cities; however, this study investigated the implementation of “Play Streets” in rural areas.

Results indicated that there were three key adaptations relating to delivery and context to consider when implementing play streets in rural areas:

(1) Using locations other than streets,

(2) Varying locations to account for geographic dispersion, and

(3) Maximizing participation and resources by coupling “Play Streets” with community events.

“Play Streets” can be successfully implemented in rural settings with these modifications, which support feasibility, reach, and access. “Play Streets” in rural areas should include activities for active play that are age-appropriate and fun, without necessarily tailoring content for rural areas.

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Denise Swift: deswift@brockport.edu

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