Transportation decisions affect our individual lives, economy and health. All communities use highways, streets, sidewalks and trails to get to work or school, to get medical care, to access healthy foods and recreation and to participate in countless other activities every day. However, many communities are negatively impacted by transportation decisions that are detrimental to health.
Through a diversity of expert speakers, this innovative, FREE, four-part webinar series by the American Public Health Association (APHA) explores the intersections between health and transportation, and highlights state and local programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit health, and explains what the future may hold for the federal surface transportation authorization.
Community Health and Transportation Planning
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
2-3 pm EST
(11-12 pm PST, 1-2pm CST)
Welcome and introductory remarks by APHA Executive Director Georges C. Benjamin, MD. Presentations on how transportation planning impacts the health of all communities by leading national experts:
- Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH
- Leslie A. Meehan, AICP
- Jean Armbruster, MA
Join us for all of the webinars when you register:
Webinar 2: The Health Benefits from Active Transportation on Tuesday, February 15, 2-3 pm EST (11-12 pm PST, 1-2 pm CST).
Webinar 3: Health Impact Assessments (HIAS) in Transportation on Tuesday, March 15, 2-3 pm EDT (11-12 pm PDT, 1-2 pm CDT).
Webinar 4: Preventing Roadway Fatalities and Injuries on Tuesday, April 5, 2-3 pm EDT (11-12 pm PDT, 1-2 pm CDT).
NOTE: If you miss any sessions, don't despair! All sessions will be archived for later viewing on APHA's website (click here).
For questions about the series, please contact Eloisa Raynault, firstname.lastname@example.org.