Meeting Archive:
Transportation and Health Tool: Demonstrating health impacts of transportation decisions

Meeting Description:
The Transportation and Health Tool gives practitioners a way to examine the health impacts of transportation systems. Released in the fall of 2015 by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with support from APHA, the tool uses 14 transportation and health indicators to measure how the transportation environment affects health. The tool also proposes strategies, interventions and policies to improve health outcomes.

Join us for this webinar to learn:
  • How the tool was developed;
  • What information is in the tool;
  • How to apply the information you can learn from the tool; and
  • The value of the Transportation and Health Tool.

This webinar was funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Date: Tue, Mar 22, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Environmental Health Program, APHA Center for Public Health Policy
 Presenter Information
Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH
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Acting Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative, Initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDR Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH is the Acting Lead of the Healthy Community Design Initiative within CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.  She has a PhD in Public Health Studies from Saint Louis University and previously worked as an epidemiologist in CDC’s Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch.  CDR Boehmer’s work focuses on how community design and transportation systems affect multiple aspects of population health, including exposure to traffic-related air pollution, physical activity levels, safety from traffic crashes, and associated respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Ann Steedly
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Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities
Ann Steedly is a founding partner of Planning Communities and has 20 years of experience managing infrastructure, environmental and socioeconomic studies. She has led the firm’s efforts on the THT and leads research, training, projects, and process improvement for state and federal transportation agencies; addressing multimodal, community, and recreational planning, equity and health.

Eliot Rose
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Manager, ICF International
Eliot Rose is a planner who helps communities use data to tackle issues like public health, equity, accessibility, economic development, and environmental quality. He has helped develop several online tools that illustrate how planning affects the issues that matter most to people, including the Transportation and Health Tool and the AARP Livability Index, and assisted communities around the country with measuring and communicating performance.