Walkability, a built environment indicator for health outcomes
Track: Public Health
Authors: Jose Ruiz Valcarcel
Little is known about why the Adventist community in Loma Linda has the highest life expectancy in the US. One hypothesis is that the city built-in environment promotes the health of Adventists. A walkability toolbox is developed to measure multiple dimensions of local environment. The walkability indices are tested using network analysis from subjects of the Adventists Health Study 2. These findings will have policy implications for urban planners to promote a healthy community.