Meeting Archive:
What Healthy Communities Need from their Transportation Networks

Meeting Description:

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.

Webinar 1:
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,


Date: Tue, Jan 18, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Eloisa Raynault, APHA
 Presenter Information
Georges C. Benjamin
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Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (Emeritus), is the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA)

Andrew Dannenberg
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Andrew L. Dannenberg, MD, MPH, serves as a consultant to and formerly was Team Leader of the Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Leslie Meehan
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Leslie A. Meehan, AICP, is a transportation planner for the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) who also sits on the Tennessee Strategic Highway Safety Plan Committee, is co-chair elect of the Tennessee Obesity Taskforce and sits on the Steering Committee for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Jean Armbruster
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Jean Armbruster, MA, is the Director of the PLACE Program (Policies from Livable, Active Communities and Environments) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which fosters policy change that supports the development of healthy, active environments for all Los Angeles County residents