If You Make it Free, Will They Come? Using a Physical Activity Accessibility Model to Understand the Use of a Free Children’s Recreation Pass
If You Make it Free, Will They Come? Using a Physical Activity Accessibility Model to Understand the Use of a Free Children’s Recreation Pass

This study aims to answer a simple question: Are expenses the main obstacle in the fitness of children?The study inducted took a particular age group and studied them over the course of a year. The age...

Provincial priorities for mobilizing Active School Travel
Provincial priorities for mobilizing Active School Travel

Kate Berry from Green Communities Canada presents 'Provincial priorities for mobilizing Active School Travel'The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western...

Climate Change & Active School Travel: Go Green Travel Clean Campaign
Climate Change & Active School Travel: Go Green Travel Clean Campaign

The  at Western University received funding to support the development of educational materials and messaging to connect Active School Travel with Climate Change. The following are resources available...

HEAL’s Dr. Andrew Clark speaks at ASRTS Awards Night!
HEAL’s Dr. Andrew Clark speaks at ASRTS Awards Night!

HEAL Project Coordinator and Senior Research Associate spoke about the importance of walking and wheeling to school at the Active & Safe Routes to School Poster Contest Awards Night on May 10th, 2019...

Paul van der Werf’s PhD thesis wins 2019 Starkey-Robinson Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers
Paul van der Werf’s PhD thesis wins 2019 Starkey-Robinson Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers

Congratulations to HEAL Project Advisor  who received the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) ‘Starkey-Robinson Award for Graduate Research on Canada’, which recognizes high quality graduate research.Paul...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research and training environment based at Western University which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities.

HEAL faculty and students come from various academic disciplines, including geography, sociology, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, health sciences, epidemiology & biostatistics, neurosciences, paediatrics, and food and nutritional sciences.

We specialize in applications of geographic information science (GIS) for addressing critical planning and public health issues. We also specialize in community-based research and strive to build authentic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, especially non-profits and charities.

Our Mission 

The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

Is Active Travel a Breath of Fresh Air? Examining Children’s Exposure to Air Pollution During the School Commute

Gilliland, J., *Maltby, M., *Loebach, J., Xu, X., Luginaah, I., Shah, T.

Promoting Active School Travel in Elementary Schools: A Regional Case Study of the School Travel Planning Intervention

*Buttazzoni A, *Clark A, Seabrook J, Gilliland J.

If you make it free, will they come? Using a physical activity accessibility model to understand use of a free children’s recreation pass

*Clark A, *Campbell J, Tucker T, Wilk P, Gilliland J. 2019
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