AETNA Cultivating Healthy Communities

BikeWalkKC worked in partnership with Northeast Kansas City communities to deliver evidence-based youth education programming and hands-on built environment interventions to improve community health. Programming efforts for this project included activities to improve awareness, skills, confidence, and motivation in participants to increase the number of residents walk and biking. BikeWalkKC also engaged residents to build neighborhood capacity to address infrastructure and environmental barriers to walking and biking through pop-up demonstration events and other activities. BikeWalkKC worked with research and evaluation partners at Children’s Mercy Hospital to collect and analyze data, and evaluate the impacts of strategic interventions on the cultivation of long- term health and wellness of residents.