Using Citizen Science to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Walking and Walkability in African-American Communities in the US

This presentation is part of the Walking into the Future: Technology and the Walking Movement session.

GirlTrek brokered national training partnerships with Stanford Prevention Research Center and Safe Routes to School National Partnership to provide advocacy and walkability audit training to GirlTrek organizers in 2017. Using photo-voice and web-based technology developed by Stanford Prevention Research, #GirlTrekFixIt will empower local community members to identify the barriers and facilitators of walking in high-need neighborhoods.  GirlTrek organizers will collaborate with other community-based organizations to influence local decision makers to support infrastructure or policies that improve walkability in their communities.

This presentation hopes to share success and learning opportunities of using photo-voice technology to assess walking and walkability with community walking groups.  If available, we’ll also summarize the initial findings from the walking audits.

Presenter: Carmen D. Harris, MPH, Chief of Social Impact and Strategic Partnerships, GirlTrek

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