A study of environmental influences on community participation, using Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies

Continuing the use of GIS technologies from the first five years of the Collaborative’s research activities, investigators explored the degree to which proximity to a wide range of community resources are predictive of measured levels of community inclusion for a sample of Philadelphians with psychiatric disabilities.

A randomized, controlled trial of supported leisure and recreation for an active life

Working with a network of mental health agencies, this study assesses the effectiveness of a recreation-based intervention for participants currently receiving case management services, in promoting independence through community access and interest-based community participation.