Built environment interventions have the potential to improve population health and reduce health inequities. The objective of this paper is to present the first wave of the INTErventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) cohort studies in Victoria, Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal, Canada. We examine how our cohorts compared to Canadian census data and present summary data for our outcomes of interest (physical activity, well-being, and social connectedness). We also compare location data and activity spaces from survey data, research-grade GPS and accelerometer devices, and a smartphone app, and compile measures of proximity to select built environment interventions.
Fuller, D., Bell, S., Firth, C. L., Muhajarine, N., Nelson, T., Stanley, K. S., Sones, M., Smith, J., Thierry, B., Laberee, K., Poirier Stephens, Z., Philips, K., Kestens, Y., & Winters, M. (2021). Wave 1 results of the INTerventions, Research, and Action in Cities Team (INTERACT) cohort study: Examining the spatio-temporal measures for urban environments and health. Health & Place. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102646