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R.O.A.D.S. Study

The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts has received one of only nine national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policies for Action Grants to study Springfield’s Complete Streets policy.  “Complete Streets” refer to policies that support roadways that are designed and operated for the safety of everyone using it—whether by car or bike, foot or bus. PHIWM and Tufts University, led by principal investigators Kathleen Szegda, PhD, MPH, MS, and Erin Hennessy, PhD, MPH, will investigate whether “Complete Streets” policies lead to changes in the built environment, the economic environment, the social environment, and health/health behaviors. 

The R.O.A.D.S. study is a participatory research project and will be looking for residents to participate.  Learn more about the R.O.A.D.S. study.

R.O.A.D.S Study Committee