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Citizen Science and the Built Environment

Dr. Anthony Tuckett and his team from University of Queensland are working with senior populations to identify components of healthy aging using the citizen science approach.

Citizen Science Effort is Empowering Communities to Advance Health Equity

In rural villages, or big cities, individuals in communities can band together to make healthy changes.  That's the driving belief behind the citizen science efforts orchestrated by Stanford's Our Voice team, which is led by Abby King, PhD, a professor of health research and policy and of medicine.

Street Smarts: Using Citizen-Scientists to Fight for Healthier Neighborhoods

Abby King and her team at the Stanford Prevention Research Center are developing a customized tablet for documenting neighborhood hazards, allowing them to create a social blueprint for teaching residents and grassroots organizations how to persuasively communicate these community needs to city planners.

Mobile Devices Help Remove Barriers to Fresh Food

In late 2010, researchers from the Stanford Prevention Research Center identified a number of challenges to healthful living for seniors. In response, the center established Neighborhood Eating and Activity Advocacy Teams (NEAAT) to organize seniors and improve their access to healthful food.

Latino Youth & Seniors Use Stanford Walkability App to Improve Street Conditions As Part of ‘Nuestra Voz’ Study

A team of researchers from the Healthy Aging Research and Technology Solutions (HARTS) lab at Stanford University are empowering Latino youth and seniors to work towards an improved built environment for their community. 

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO