Neighborhoods that promote an active and healthy lifestyle

This solution addresses gaps in active lifestyles in New York City, USA for local communities

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Problem Description

The access New Yorkers have to nutritious food and beverages, opportunities for physical activity, and quality housing play a large role in determining their physical and mental wellbeing and their ability to fulfill their potential. Many New York City neighborhoods have considerable room for improvement in promoting good health and wellbeing, with large disparities in opportunities for healthy living and health outcomes between high-poverty and low-poverty neighborhoods.

Building Blocks

Story

We will implement several initiatives to ensure all New Yorkers live in neighborhoods and housing that promote healthy lives.

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Solution Stage

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STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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