The Healthy Places by Design Project (within the Rhode Island Department of Health) seeks to improve walkability, safety, recreation options, transportation choices, and access to healthy foods within Rhode Island's cities and towns. Healthy Communities Performance Measures were selected to track whether the built environment of a city or town supports health.
In this report, you can compare access to healthy food and opportunities for physical activity by Rhode Island's cities and towns. Select the indicator you are interested in to display it on the map. You can choose between measures of food deserts, unhealthy food (food swamps), farmers' markets, and access to bike paths or parks and recreational facilities. Select a subset to limit the results to one county or the four core cities (Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket).
For more information on the measures displayed and to download data for any of the Healthy Communities Performance Measures, click on "See Related Definitions" below.