APHA believes in working across sectors to create and foster environments that support physical activity and advance health equity. Physically active people live longer and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Building environments that foster physical activity and active, non-motorized transportation helps encourage active lifestyles. This webinar will feature resources and tools that public health professionals can use to educate others on the importance of active transportation. This includes the 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States, success stories from the Planners4Health initiative and a study exploring access to trails in Milwaukee. Public health practitioners can learn from and use these resources to advocate for active transportation initiatives in their communities.
- Kate Robb, Senior Manager for Environmental Health, APHA Center for Public Health Policy (moderator)
- Ken McLeod, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
- Liz Thorstensen, Vice President of Trail Development, Rails to Trails Conservancy
- Sagar Shah, Research Associate, American Planning Association
Questions? Contact Kate Robb.
This webinar is funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.