This may of interest to some.
FHWA and FTA are seeking transportation agencies to “beta” test a new planning Framework. The Framework is a step-by-step process for agencies to follow to encourage them to think holistically about the health impacts of decisions made in the corridor planning processes. As part of the Framework’s development, FHWA is seeking up to five agencies across the country to test the Framwork during an upcoming or active corridor study. Although there is no direct funding allocation associated with this opportunity, technical assistance will be provided by a consultant lead research team. Any agency with an interest in this opportunity should visit this link for more information and who to contact. The deadline to submit an application to be considered a a beta test site is November 26, 2014. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/health_in_transportation/research_efforts/…
Greetings TRB H+T Friends,
This webinar may be of interest to you and your networks.
October 30 Webinar: Designing and Planning for Healthy Cities
On Thursday, October 30, the Security & Sustainability Forum and the
American Public Health Association will co-host a webinar featuring Tim
Beatley of the University of Virginia and Richard Jackson of UCLA
discussing creating cities that are compelling and healthy places to live,
work, and play.
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/949150209
Background: The environment that we construct affects both humans and our
natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy
places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built.
However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we
have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built
environments. Join SSF on October 30th in a rare opportunity to listen in
on a conversation between two of the thought leaders in public health and
urban planning and design -- UCLA Professor Richard Jackson co-author of
Urban Sprawl and Public Health and co-editor of Making Healthy Places; and
Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia and author of Biophilic Cities
and Blue Urbanism plus several other books on urban and environmental
The session will be moderated by Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director
of the American Pubic Health Association, which is co-producing the webinar.
Greetings friends of the TRB H+T Subcommittee,
This webinar may be of interest to you or your networks.
*Webinar: Health Impact Assessment and the Built Environment *
October 21 from 10:30-12:00
The Oregon Public Health Division will hold a free webinar introducing the
connections between health and the built environment, the basics of
planning in Oregon, and the use of health impact assessment to support the
consideration of health in built environment decisions in communities
Register for the webinar at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/308480242
Brendon Haggerty is an epidemiologist for the Oregon Health Authority's
Health Impact Assessment and Climate & Health programs. He has been an
author and collaborator for several health impact assessments and served as
mentor for the National Association of City and County Health Officials HIA
mentorship program. Trained as an urban planner, much of his work focuses
on the built environment and the spatial distribution of demographic groups.
Andrea Hamberg has coordinated the Oregon Public Health Division’s Health
Impact Assessment Program since 2011. She acted as project manager and
co-author for four HIAs for the Division including the most recent, the
Climate Smart Strategy HIA. Andrea has provided technical assistance to
county health departments throughout the state conduct excellent rapid HIA