Our team routinely publishes in diverse outlets.

Below, find CRESP reports and journal articles on issues of education, nutrition, health, and social policy. Use the search bar to narrow the selection by author, title, description, or keywords.

Publications

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Design and Evaluation of the “Our Healthy Block” Pilot Program

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Informed by a mixed-methods assessment of residents’ shopping and physical activity patterns and barriers and facilitators to healthy food access and activity, and observational assessments of local food environments, we engaged community members in de …

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Approaches for Promoting Healthy Food Purchases by SNAP Participants

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The plan for leveraging a nutrition labeling system and the incentive approaches for promoting healthy choices described in this report were developed through a review of the literature, expert consultation, and consideration of ongoing initiatives to …

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In an Urban Neighborhood, Who is Physically Active and Where?

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Previous research has shown differences in adult physical activity (PA) levels within an urban population, in what types of activities they participated, and where they were active. A sample of 514 urban Philadelphia adult residents was surveyed about …

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Placement and Promotion Strategies to Increase Sales of Healthier Products in Supermarkets in Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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The greater presence of supermarkets in low-income, high-minority neighborhoods has the potential to positively affect diet quality among those at greatest risk of obesity. In-store marketing strategies that draw attention to healthier products may be …

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Lessons Learned from Small Store Programs to Increase Healthy Food Access

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Guidance for researchers and practitioners wishing to design, implement, and evaluate small store interventions. Keywords: Customer relationships, store owner, healthy foods, healthier foods, stocking food, evaluation, dissemination, health, food J. Gi …

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Evaluation Matters: Getting the Information You Need from Your Evaluation

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This guide is written for educators. The primary intended audience is state- and district-level educators (e.g., curriculum supervisors, district office personnel, and state-level administrators). Teachers, school administrators, and board members also …

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Evaluation of the i3 Scale-up of Reading Recovery | Year One Report, 2011-12

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Reading Recovery (RR) is a short-term early intervention designed to help the lowest-achieving readers in first grade reach average levels of classroom performance in literacy. Students identified to receive Reading Recovery meet individually with a sp …

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Apples and Oranges: Comparing the Backgrounds and Academic Trajectories of International Baccalaureate (IB) Students to a Matched Comparison Group

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Despite a lack of scientifically based research, credit-based transition programs such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and dual enrollment have become very popular as a means to increase the rigor of high school course off …

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Unequal Access to Rigorous High School Curricula

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An exploration of the opportunity to benefit from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP): This study explores whether students from low-income families and racial/ethnic minority groups have the opportunity to benefit in what is argua …

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Rethinking Research: Creating a Practice-Based Agenda for Sustainable Small-Scale Healthy Food Retail

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An emerging body of research examines the health and economic impacts of healthy corner store interventions, although implementing valid mechanisms to capture changes in diet remains a challenge. Healthy corner store interventions employ strategies to …

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