Kings Ridge Apartments

At a Glance:

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Date: 2012

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety

Determinants of Health: neighborhood safety, nutrition, food access, healthcare access, parks, physical activity, complete communities

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, Children and Youth, Older Adults, People Living in Poverty, People with Chronic and Multiple Chronic Health Conditions, People with Disabilities

Research Methods: Qualitative research, Quantitative research

Community Types: urban

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The Kings Ridge apartments have been traditionally plagued by crime, poverty and poor health. A new management company has purchased the property and developed a community renovation plan which is designed to improve the health, safety and quality of life of residents. This HIA examines the plan and progress, looking at its effects on indicators such as access to healthcare and healthy foods, safety of the neighborhood, compatibility of the surrounding uses, and overall improved social capital.

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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