Transportation, Health and Equity Webinar Series


2012 APHA and PBIC three-part webinar series on active transportation and health


APHA, in conjunction with the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, offered a free webinar series on health and active transportation. The archived webinars are below.

Archived webinar (11/13/2012) - "How public health professionals are supporting trails and walking programs". To encourage appropriate levels of physical activity in their communities, public health practitioners across the nation are getting involved in promoting walking programs and trail use. Presenters included Attila Bality, with the Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program in the National Park Service’s New Mexico office; Dr. Linda Macdonald, a physician in Albuquerque and member of the Prescription Trails steering committee; Russell Hirschler, the executive director of the Upper Valley Trails Alliance in Vermont, and Becky Lewandoski, the Upper Valley Trails Alliance’s program coordinator; and Judy Corwin, administrative director of marketing and public relations, The Corvallis Clinic, in Oregon.

Archived webinar (9/19/2012) — "Communities Putting Prevention to Work: Using walking and bicycling as ways to promote public health". Presenters included Paul Hunting, CDC Division of Community Health, Mary Balluff, chief, Community Health and Nutrition Services, Douglas County (Neb.) Health Department, Kerri Peterson, executive director Live Well Omaha and Alisa Haushalter, program manager, Nashville Communities Putting Prevention to Work Campaign.


Archived webinar (7/24/2012) — "Using Health Impact Assessments to connect bicycle and pedestrian safety and health". Presenters included Bethany Rogerson, senior associate for the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts; Jim Skoog, Community Health Specialist with St. Louis County, Minn, Public Health and Human Services; Ellen Pillsbury, Senior Planner with the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) Regional Planning Division; and Brendon Haggerty, planner, Clark County, Wash. public health department.

2012 APHA webinar series: Health and equity in transportation: promising methods and modes to improve health outcomes

APHA hosted a free webinar series on critical health and equity issues within the transportation sector. These three, 60-minute webinars explored the ties between public health and increased use of public transportation; reduced injuries, particularly for children and young drivers; and reduced inequities from increased access to goods and services. Archived webinar recordings and presentation slides are posted below.

Webinar 3: What Health Impact Assessments can do for Health Inequities (view archived webinar); August 22, 2012.


Presentations by:


Alyssa Auvinen, RiverStone Health (MT)
(presentation slides)
Karen Nikolai, MCP, MPH, and Crystal Myslajek, MPP, Hennepin County (MN)  (presentation slides)


 Webinar 2: What Role Injury Prevention Plays in Transportation (view archived webinar); held on July 11, 2012.
Presentations by:

Agran slides Foss slides

Phyllis Agran, MD, MPH
UC Irvine, School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

(presentation slides)

Robert Foss, PhD
University of North Carolina
Highway Safety Research Center
(presentation slides)


Webinar 1: What Public Transit means for Public Health (view archived webinar); held on June 13, 2012.

Presentations by:

  Susan Polan, PhD, APHA Associate Executive Director (presentation slides)

Brian Cole, DrPH, UCLA School of Public Health (presentation slides)

Tracy Buck slides 

Tracy Buck, MS, RD, Nashville Metro Public Health Dept. (presentation slides)


2011 APHA webinar series: What healthy communities need from their transportation networks

Public health and transportation professionals have the opportunity to view our archived four-part webinar series that covers how transportation systems impact health in diverse communities across the nation and highlights innovative programs that leverage opportunities in transportation that benefit health. Archived webinars and presentation slides are available below.

Webinar 4: Preventing Roadway Fatalities and Injuries (archived webinar ); held on April 5, 2011.

Presentations by:

Linda Degutis Presentation.  Sandra Viera Presentation.  Russell Henk Presentation.

     Linda C. Degutis             Sandra Viera                Russell H. Henk

 National Center for Injury     Prevention Institute         Texas Transportation

Prevention & Control, CDC                                                  Institute  


Webinar 3: Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in Transportation (archived webinar ); held on March 15, 2011.


Presentations by:


Jonathan Heller Presentation.  Megan Wier Presentation. Heidi Guenin Presentation. 

     Jonathan Heller            Megan Wier             Heidi Guenin

  Human Impact Partners   SF Dept. of Public Health   Upstream Public Health


Webinar 2: The Health Benefits from Active Transportation (archived webinar ); held on February 15, 2011.

Presentations by:

Jeff Miller Presentation. Amanda Woodall Presentation.  David Godfrey Presentation.

      Jeffrey Miller          Amanda Woodall         David Godfrey

      Alliance for Biking         Active Transportation        City of Kirkland, WA

           & Walking                        Alliance

    Webinar 1: Community Health and Transportation Planning (archived webinar); held on January 18, 2011.

    Presentations by:


    Andrew Dannenberg Presentation. Leslie Meehan Presentation. Jean Armbruster Presentation.
    Andrew Dannenberg
    National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
    Leslie A. Meehan
    Nashville Area
    Metropolitan Planning Organization
    Jean Armbruster
    Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health


    Additional Webinar on Health and Transportation Toolkit (archived webinar); held on May 31, 2011.

    Presentations by:

    Susan Polan Presentation Jamie Rayman Presentation. Joel Finkelstein Presentation.

         Dr. Susan Polan         Jamie Rayman          Joel Finkelstein 

                APHA                                CDC                Fenton Communications

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