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New Study Highlights Ways Joint Use Agreements Have/Can Improve Physical Activity in Under-Resourced Communities in Los Angeles

In a study of Los Angeles County school districts, with all have disproportionately high adult and child obesity rates, researchers assessed the use and impact of creating joint use agreements to improve physical activity in under-resourced communities.  The study found that of the 1,669 site users they observed, most were Hispanic and nearly half were adults, with the majority engaging in moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Overall, the study showed that community member use of school sites was 16 times higher in schools with joint-use agreements than those without.  To read more on this study, click here.

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