Meeting Archive:
Building Bridges between Transportation and Health

Meeting Description:
This webinar will discuss the connection between transportation and health and give insight into the specific process one community used to fund programs and how the programs are implemented from start to finish. It will also highlight how advocacy and community organizing are used to move projects forward.

Moderator:  Megan Wier, MPH
(Lead Staff, Health, Transportation and Equity at San Francisco Department of Public Health)


• Leslie Meehan, AICP
(Director of Healthy Communities, Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization)
Leslie will provide an overview of the process used to incorporate health into transportation planning, policy, funding, data collection and measurement in the greater Nashville region.  She will provide information on how the MPO evaluates and prioritizes projects by health and equity, and how health data is used to predict population-level changes in health outcomes from increased active travel.

• Scott Bricker
(Executive Director, America Walks)

Scott will discuss advocacy and community organizing as tools to move projects forward. He will provide examples of communities that have improved walkability and active transportation through organized efforts.
Date: Wed, Jun 3, 2015
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Public Health Association
 Presenter Information
Megan Wier
Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability
Megan Wier, MPH is Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability in the Environmental Health Branch at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she and her team develop and apply innovative approaches to using health data and evidence to inform safe, sustainable and equitable planning and policy in collaboration with local communities and government agencies.  Ms. Wier co-chairs the San Francisco Vision Zero Task Force, and oversees comprehensive, collaborative data systems in support of evaluation, monitoring and analysis of San Francisco’s evidence-based transportation injury prevention initiatives.

Leslie Meehan
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Director of the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability
Leslie Meehan is Director of Healthy Communities for the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.  She specializes in active transportation and the relationship between transportation and health.  She works closely with the public health community and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Scott Bricker
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Executive Director
Scott Bricker is the Executive Director of America Walks, a national non-profit organization making America a great place to walk. Scott has over 18 years experience helping communities implement active transportation programs, leading strategic advocacy plans, managing organizations, and public speaking. Scott’s leadership includes the co-developing the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative and co-chairing the first National Walking Summit. Scott’s work includes 11 years at Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance where he led the launch of Oregon’s SRTS programs, lobbied to pass innovative bicycle laws, and he worked to install Portland’s first bicycle corral. Scott holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Bachelors of Political Science, and resides In Portland, Oregon with his family on an urban farm.