This purpose of this project was to supplement another ALR grant that studied how the social and physical urban environment is associated with child activity and obesity, and specifically with active transport to school, in Baltimore, MD. This Research Translation project focused on increased dissemination of the grant results by convening policy makers and key stakeholders (educators, community members, etc.) to share research results and promote dissemination. Deliverables included a results summary brochure/folder and presentations at local meetings to promote the translation of research to policy.
In July 2012, Dr. Pollack produced a packet of information titled Walking School Buses. The Right Path for Baltimore. The folder materials describe the importance of walking to school, the relationship between physical activity and health, and results from Dr. Pollack's research conducted in Baltimore which explored barriers to walking to school. Dr. Pollack used these materials in meetings with Baltimore's City Council in August 2012.