Meeting Archive:
What Healthy Communities Need from their Transportation Networks (Part III: HIAs in Transportation)

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 3:
Health Impact Assessments (HIAS) in Transportation

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
2-3 pm EST

(11-12 pm PST, 1-2pm CST)

Presentations by:  

Jonathan Heller, Human Impact Partners

Megan Wier, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Heidi Guenin, Upstream Public Health


Join us for the final webinar session as well:

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, Mar 15, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Eloisa Raynault, APHA
 Presenter Information
Jonathan Heller
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Jonathan Heller co-founded Human Impact Partners in the summer of 2006. Since then, he has worked on over a dozen health impact assessments on a wide range of issues, conducted many HIA trainings, and has mentored others on how to conduct HIAs. He serves on the board of the Center for Community Change.

Megan Wier
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Megan Wier, MPH, is an Epidemiologist with the Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability at the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).  Her work focuses on developing and applying quantitative health impact assessment tools to support safe, sustainable and equitable transportation and land use planning and policy in San Francisco.

Heidi Guenin
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Heidi Guenin earned her Master of Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University and is pursuing a Master of Public Health at Oregon Health & Science University, where she is focusing on health disparities. As the Transportation Policy Coordinator at Upstream Public Health, she promotes equitable active transportation policies.