The connections between our transportation systems and community health are increasingly important to advocates, the public and the media.
This page highlights select press coverage and other updates as related to transportation, equity and health.
News from Public Health Newswire and The Nation's Health
Read a few recent posts:
APHA’s Georges Benjamin talks road safety
Movement for health equity spurs action nationwide: Tackling disparities
Drowsy driving is dangerous, prevalent
Learn what’s behind latest figures that show highway deaths declining
New study addresses the injury risks of texting pedestrians
EPA strengthens clean air standard for soot
Distractions come naturally to teenage drivers
Changes involving the built environment noted in report on the nation’s physical activity guidelines
Study links traffic noise and heart attack risk
Study: Cyclists using bicycle-sharing programs much less likely to wear helmets
Cultural norms, safety laws key to reducing motor vehicle injuries
Healthy roads, healthy schools: a look into the effects of transportation infrastructure
The latest issues of the American Journal of Public Health are now available online. Highlights include:
Impact evaluation of a public bicycle share program on cycling: a case example of BIXI in Montreal, Quebec. Fuller D, Gauvin L, Kestens Y, Daniel M, Fournier M, Morency P, Drouin L. American Journal of Public Health: 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub.
The Ciclovia and Cicloruta programs: Promising interventions to promote physical activity and social capital in Bogotá, Colombia. Torres A, Sarmiento OL, Stauber C, Zarama R. American Journal of Public Health: February 2013, Vol. 103, No. 2, pp. e23-e30.
Trends and correlates of child passenger restraint use in 6 Northwest Tribes: The Native Children Always Ride Safe (Native CARS) Project. Lapidus JA, Holdaway Smith N, Lutz T, Ebel BE. American Journal of Public Health: February 2013, Vol. 103, No. 2, pp. 355-361.
Urban sprawl, physical activity, and body mass index: Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. James P, Troped PJ, Hart JE, Joshu CE, Colditz GA, Brownson RC, Ewing R, Laden F. American Journal of Public Health: February 2013, Vol. 103, No. 2, pp. 369-375.
Walking associated with public transit: moving toward increased physical activity in the United States. Freeland AL, Banerjee SN, Dannenberg AL, Wendel AM. American Journal of Public Health: 2013; ePub(ePub): ePub.
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National Health Impact Assessment Meeting coming in September
Building on the success of the Inaugural Health Impact Assessment meeting in April 2012, the second annual National Health Impact Assessment Meeting will convene policymakers, public health professionals, HIA practitioners and others with an interest in learning more about HIAs. It will be held in Washington, D.C. from Sept. 24-25, with post-conference discussions held on Sept. 26.
Upcoming Events Calendar for 2013:
May 29-Jun 1: Annual Congress for the New Urbanism: Salt Lake City
Jun 2-7: Community Transportation Association Expo: Albuquerque
Jun 23-27: Making Cities Livable Conference: Portland, Ore.
Aug 13-15: Safe Routes to School National Conference: Sacramento
Sep. 24-25 - National Health Impact Assessment Meeting: Washington, D.C.
Sep. 29-Oct. 2 - American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting: Chicago
Nov 2-6: APHA Annual Meeting: Boston
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