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How Neighborhood Environments Contribute to Obesity

Zenk, Shannon N. PhD, MPH, RN; Schulz, Amy J. PhD, MPH; Odoms-Young, Angela M. PhD

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: July 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 7 - pp 61-64
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000357175.86507.c8
Reducing Risk

A periodic column from the Center for Reducing Risks in Vulnerable Populations, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Shannon N. Zenk is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing; Amy J. Schulz is an associate research professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor; and Angela M. Odoms-Young is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Applied Health Sciences.

The research reported in this article is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (R01 ES10936, R01 ES014234), the National Institute of Nursing Research (K01 NR010540, P30 NR009014), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (#U48/CCU515775), and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Dean's Fund. Manuscript preparation was supported by the Center for Reducing Risks in Vulnerable Populations (P30 NR009014), National Institute of Nursing Research. The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions to their research of the East Side Village Health Worker Partnership (Butzel Family Center, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Friends of Parkside, Henry Ford Health System, Kettering/Butzel Health Initiative, University of Michigan, and Warren Conner Development Corporation) and Healthy Environments Partnership (Brightmoor Community Center, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, Friends of Parkside, Henry Ford Health System, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision, Southwest Solutions, University of Detroit Mercy, and University of Michigan) in Detroit.

Contact author: szenk@uic.edu. Reducing Risk is coordinated by Julie Johnson Zerwic, PhD, RN: juljohns@uic.edu.

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