This page describes several completed BEACH Lab projects. Click on the project name to learn more.
Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)
Assessing changes in disparities in park availability, features, and quality across Greenville County, SC over a four-year period.
Healthy Neighborhoods ProjectAssociation of neighborhood physical and social environments with residents’ physical activity behaviors and overall health.
eCPAT ProjecteCPAT: Using mobile technology to assess the acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of the Community Park Audit Tool with youth.
Parks, Environmental Justice, & Childhood Obesity ProjectExamining the relationship between distribution and quality of parks, demographics, and childhood obesity.
Park Hop Evaluation Project
Evaluation of an inter-agency collaboration to promote park visitation and physical activity among youth in Greenville County, SC.
Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) ProjectYouth advocacy for policy, systems, and environmental change for healthy eating and active living.
Kansas City Parks and Physical Activity Project
Evaluation of the Spartanburg Healthy Schools InitiativeCreating healthier school environments to prevent and reduce youth obesity in Spartanburg County, SC.
ParkIndexA tool for advancing parks and public health research and practice.
Electronic Community Park Audit Tool (eCPAT)Advancing public park information and technology resources to diverse audiences for healthy communities.
Development of a Childhood Obesogenic Environment Index
Creating an index to identify obesogenic communities in the United States to make comparisons between urban and rural environments.