Funding for this research was provided by:
Public Health Agency of Canada (1819-HQ-000051)
Received: 30 June 2021
Accepted: 12 September 2021
First Online: 7 October 2021
: Components of this project involving human participants (i.e., quantitative resident evaluations, resident and stakeholder interviews) have been approved by the University of Alberta Health Research Ethics Board - Health Panel (application numbers: Pro00092947, Pro00094863). All interview and quantitative resident evaluation participants will provide informed written consent. Because the microscale- and macroscale-built environment assessments did not involve human participants, ethics approval was not required. During COVID-19 restrictions, approved ethics only allows virtual interviews, and site observations without communications with people or entering indoor spaces. The research team will submit an amendment for in-person interviews and participant observations covering indoor and outdoor spaces when restrictions are lifted.
: Not applicable.
: This pilot project involves partnerships with building developers, including private-sector developers, who design, build, and operate housing developments designed for older adults. Their in-kind contributions include involvement of their staff and consultants in meetings with the Housing for Health team regarding the integration of healthier design and amenities into their upcoming building(s) and site(s). They are not funding the evaluation of the intervention. It is possible that their business or organization could be impacted, including financially, by future publications of results of this quasi-experiment.