Gerena Elementary School

At a Glance:

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Date: 2015

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: neighborhood safety, active transportation, traffic safety, education

Affected Population: Children and Youth

Research Methods: Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Environmental Protection, is conducting a health impact assessment to help the City of Springfield, Massachusetts compare options for renovation and improvement at the Gerena Elementary School.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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