Evaluating Physical Activity Resources to Support Health Equity in Arizona

Kathryn M. Orzech, Theresa A. LeGros, Laurel Jacobs, Gregory Goodman, Ryan Lang

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We evaluated physical activity (PA) resources in lower-income Arizona communities to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) in pursuing equitable policy, systems, and environment (PSE) interventions. In 2017, 71 PA resources across 10 counties (65% parks) were rated using the Physical Activity Resource Assessment (PARA) tool. Accessibility was high, but condition scores and attractiveness varied across resources, with no rural/urban differences. Results suggest that Extension SNAP-Ed staff can be agents of change by assessing resource condition where physical activity health inequities may exist and then convening partners to begin to address needed changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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