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Project Vital (Vacant Lot Improvement to Improve Adolescent Lives)


Summary

For this SCIBAR award (now called Project Vital), we will determine whether and how restoring vacant lots can mitigate health inequalities among disadvantaged adolescents, whose health and well-being are strongly influenced by neighborhood factors. As part of this study, we will: 1) build a sharable database containing key characteristics of restored and unrestored vacant lots; 2) conduct a mixed-methods longitudinal study on changes in adolescent health associated with exposure to vacant lot restoration, 3) embed a cost-effectiveness study to determine the impact of different lot restoration programs on youth crime and violence, mental health, and food insecurity; and 4) develop and disseminate a blueprint for reducing adolescent health disparities through vacant lot restoration programs that can be adapted for different U.S. municipalities.

Dates

  • Start Date: 
    11/01/2020
  • End Date: 
    10/31/2024

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