New research about the relationship between parks and life expectancy reveals that increasing park acreage in areas that face park deficits and lack trees could lead to significant population-level increases in life expectancy. It also shows that targeted investments in park infrastructure would significantly benefit the health of Latino and Black community members.
In this webinar series, you’ll hear from the UCLA professor who conducted the research and representatives of community-based organizations that will use its results to push for park equity. The project was based in Los Angeles County, but it provides insights for cities across the country.
Webinar One: Park Equity and Life Expectancy Research FindingsNovember 18, 2020
Learn about the life expectancy predictive model research process, methodology, findings, and possible replication.
Manal J. Aboelata, Deputy Executive Director, Prevention Institute
Dr. Richard J. Jackson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Michael Jerrett, Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Elva Yañez, Health Equity Director, Prevention Institute