Building Bridges between Transportation and Health
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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015
02:00 PM EDT
American Public Health Association
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.
(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.