I got asked a question today, from a transportation perspective,
about access to health care and health facilities. As I started to hunt
around on the web I thought I would throw it out to our Listserve. Does
anyone know of any research, literature or other articles that they
could pass along dealing with access to health care services?
The Federal Highway Administration, through the Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty is soliciting proposals for research and development projects that could lead to innovative changes and revolutionary advances for transportation planning in the United States. The objective of this Broad Area (research) Announcement (BAA) is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning among State, metropolitan, regional, local, and Tribal transportation planning governments in response to significant changes in the planning process and to identify new tools, techniques, and approaches that respond to national transportation planning priorities. If you read through the announcement you will see that HEALTH is mentioned in it in several places.
The program scope is designed to address a wide spectrum of topics and objectives that FHWA supports. It is intended to spur innovation and focus on high level initiatives with a high pay-off in research and developmental projects.
The FHWA has budgeted approximately $1,500,000 for fiscal year 2014 to fund this research announcement. Proposals will be evaluated using a two-part process consisting of pre-proposals and full-proposals. Offerors whose pre-proposals are of interest to the FHWA will be invited to submit full proposals. The FHWA may select to award all, none, or a subset of the acceptable proposals meeting its needs. The FHWA anticipates making multiple awards, typically of 12-24 months duration with the size of individual awards varying based on the type of research area and study requirements.
For more information consult the announcement at https://www.fbo.gov/utils/view?id=7cc6912a1a2df53610eccbefe9e38d12
Or visit the solicitation web page
FHWA Resource Center Planning Team
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
Greetings TRB Subcommittee friends,
You may be familiar with John Z. Wetmore's annual compilation of conferences and annual events.
I haven't edited this list for our transportation and health niche specifically, since this subcommittee has broad representation across various fields.
Note, no live links are provided in John's list, so you'll have to do some cutting, pasting and searching. A small price to pay for this comprehensive list.
If you have additions of conferences related to transportation and health, please email me (REMEMBER: DON'T REPLY ALL!) at eloisa.raynault(a)apha.org. I'm compiling a revised list for our Subcommittee website, which I encourage you all to visit if you haven't done so in a while: http://www.trbhealth.org/.
21-25 ATSSA - American Traffic Safety Services Assn. Convention and Traffic Expo; San Antonio, TX
22 Alumni Day; Princeton, NJ
23-27 Partners for Public Lands; Albuquerque, NM
1-5 NACO - National Association of Counties Legislative Conference; Washington, DC
3-4 Transportation/ Land Use Planning and Air Quality (TLUPAQ) Conference; Charlotte, NC
3-4 Smart and Sustainable Campuses; Baltimore, MD
3-5 National Bike Summit; Washington, DC
8-12 Congressional City Conference; Washington, DC
9-11 American Public Transportation Assn. Legislative Conference(APTA); Washington, DC
9-11 International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association(IBTTA); Washington, DC
9-12 Active Living Research; San Diego, CA
9-12 Institute Of Transportation Engineers (ITE); Miami, FL
11-15 Aging in America; San Diego, CA
14-16 North American Handmade Bicycle Show; Charlotte, NC
19-21 Design-Build in Transportation; San Jose, CA
19-22 Urban Affairs Association; San Antonio, TX
21 Delaware Walk & Bike Summit; Newark, DE
25-26 National Recreation and Parks Association Legislative Forum; Washington, DC
26-28 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference; Fort Worth, TX
27-29 MT Bike Walk Summit; Billings, MT
30-4/5 Sustainable Trails Conference; Stonewall, WV
1-4 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; St. Louis, MO
4-6 Open Streets; Los Angeles, CA
8-10 California Trails and Greenways; Palm Springs, CA
8-11 International Association for Impact Assessment; Vina del Mar, Chile
8-12 Association of American Geographers (AAG); Tampa, FL
9-11 Fifth International Transportation and Economic Development Conference; Dallas, TX
9-11 ULI - Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting; Vancouver, Canada
11-12 Georgia Trail Summit; Athens, GA
12-13 Global Health and Innovation Conference; New Haven, CT
13-17 National Association of County Engineers; Baton Rouge, LA
14-16 Transport, Health, and Environment; Paris, France
14-16 Women's Issues in Transportation; Paris, France
14-17 Transport Research Arena; Paris, France
16-18 International Conference on Roundabouts; Seattle, WA
21-22 Oregon Active Transportation Summit; Portland, OR
22-25 ICTI - International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure; Pisa, Italy
24-26 Alaska Statewide Trails Conference; Anchorage, AK
26-30 APA - American Planning Association; Atlanta, GA
27-29 Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities; Nashville, TN
28-30 Transportation Asset Management; Miami, FL
4-7 APWA - American Public Works Assn. North American Snow Conference; Cincinnati, OH
4-7 APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference; Kansas City, MO
7 Bike To School Day
7-9 Eastern Region Communication and Technology Conference; New Brunswick, NJ
8-10 AARP - Life@50+; Boston, MA
13-16 National Outdoor Recreation Conference; San Francisco, CA
14-16 PedsCount! 2014; Sacramento, CA
14-17 Tennessee Bike Summit, May 14-16, Nashville, TN
18-21 National Main Streets Conference; Detroit, MI
18-21 International Safer Roads Conference; Cheltenham, U.K.
19-21 Electric Drive Transportation Association; Indianapolis, IN
21-23 International Transport Forum; Leipzig, Germany
27-30 Velo-City Global; Adelaide, Australia
28-30 Urban Transport and the Environment; The Algarve, Portugal
29-6/1 Reunions; Princeton, NJ
30-6/1 Canadian Volkssport Federation; Banff, Alberta
2-3 Bike Lab; Montreal, Canada
3-5 Energy Ocean International; Atlantic City, NJ
4-6 Sustainable Urban Mobility Workshop; Montreal, Canada
4-7 CNU - Congress For The New Urbanism; Buffalo, NY
7 National Trails Day
8-11 NARC - National Association of Regional Councils; Louisville, KY
8-11 Transportation and Development Institute, ASCE; Orlando, FL
8-12 International Making Cities Livable (IMCL); Portland, OR
10-14 Innovation in Mobility; Washington, DC
15-18 APTA Rail Conference; Montreal, Canada
18-21 Snow and Ice Management Association; Columbus, OH
20-13 U.S. Conference of Mayors; Dallas, TX
20-25 National Sheriffs Association; Fort Worth, TX
23-24 ASTM F13 Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear; Toronto, Canada
25-27 National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices; Minneapolis, MN
26-28 AIA - American Institute of Architects; Chicago, IL
29-7/2 North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference(NATMEC); Chicago, IL
1-6 National Society of Professional Engineers; Washington, DC
9-11 Surface Transportation Financing; Irvine, CA
9-11 NACCHO - Nat'l Ass'n of County and City Health Officials; Atlanta, GA
10-11 Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) Safety Symposium; Washington, DC
11-14 NACO - National Association of Counties; New Orleans, LA
16-18 Footbridge 2014; London, UK
20-23 Alternative Intersections and Interchanges; Salt Lake City, UT
21-23 Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities; Burlington, VT
26-29 International Municipal Signal Association; Schaumburg, IL
3-6 American Society of Highway Engineers; Chicago, IL
3-8 Global Level Crossing Symposium; Urbana-Champaign, IL
6-8 Alliance for Community Media; Philadelphia, PA
6-9 International Cycling History Conference; Baltimore, MD
10-13 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE); Seattle, WA
17-20 APWA - American Public Works Association; Toronto, Canada
19-22 NSCL - Nat'l Conference of State Legislatures - Legislative Summit; Minneapolis, MN
1 Mackinac Bridge Walk; Mackinaw City, MI
4-6 AARP - Life@50+; San Diego, CA
7-9 ARTBA - American Road and Transportation Builders Association; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
7-10 GHSA - Governors Highway Safety Association; Grand Rapids, MI
7-11 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress; Detroit, MI
8-12 ProWalk-Probike; Pittsburgh, PA
14-17 IBTTA International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association; Austin, TX
14-17 ICMA - International City/County Management Association; Charlotte, NC
15-17 Transportation and Federal Lands: Enhancing Access, Mobility, Sustainability, and Connections; Washington, DC
18-20 National Land Conservation Conference; Providence, RI
21-24 Rail~Volution; Minneapolis, MN
21-27 Leaders in Urban Transport Planning; Seoul, Korea
29-10/1 Child in the City; Odense, Denmark
29-10/1 European Transport Conference; Frankfurt, Germany
7-10 ASCE -- 143rd Annual Civil Engineering Conference; Panama
8 Walk to School Day
12-15 American Public Transportation Association (APTA); Houston, TX
14-16 NRPA - National Recreation and Park Association; Charlotte, NC
16-18 Washington State Trails Conference; Bellingham, WA
21-23 Walk21; Sydney, Australia
21-24 ULI - Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting; New York, NY
21-24 AMPO - Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations; Atlanta, GA
22-24 Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics; Delft, The Netherlands
26-29 Traffic Records Forum; St. Louis, MO
6-8 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure; Long Beach, CA.
10-14 National Preservation Conference; Savannah, GA
15-19 American Public Health Association (APHA); New Orleans, LA
16-19 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners(NARUC); San Francisco, CA
21-24 ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects; Denver, CO
10-12 NCSL - Nat'l Conference of State Legislatures - Fall Forum; Washington, DC
Hello everyone -
The minutes from our recent Subcommittee meeting and associated materials
have been posted to our website and are now available directly on the
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Epidemiologist and Lead - Health, Transportation and Equity
Environmental Health Branch, Population Health Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health
1390 Market Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: 415-252-3972, fax: 415-252-3964
New Health Care Options under the Affordable Care Act
Three easy ways for San Francisco residents to learn more and enroll:
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2. Call Covered California (800) 300-1506
3. Visit SF Benefits Net at 1440 Harrison Street. M-F 8am-5pm
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This National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listening session/public comment opportunity may be of interest to you.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently finalizing its 2014-2018 strategic plan, and will hold a public listening session to solicit public comment on emerging or potential traffic safety problems and solutions.
Date: Monday, February 24
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location: U. S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590
Public feedback will assist the agency in preparing to meet the challenges it faces in the next 5 years on improving motor vehicle and traffic safety in the United States. This notice invites comments, suggestions and recommendations from all individuals and organizations that have an interest in motor vehicle and highway safety, and consumer programs (e.g., fuel economy, vehicle theft, odometer fraud, tire performance) administered by the agency, and/or other NHTSA activities. NHTSA will give a brief overview of the plan, and then interested organizations will be provided 10 minutes to present comments to the agency. Alternately, organizations and individuals may provide comments to the docket.
Pre-registration is required for in-person participation. If interested in attending in person, you may register by emailing your name, organization and contact information to nhtsa_strategic_plan(a)dot.gov<mailto:email@example.com> by February 19, 2014. In-person participants need to bring photo identification and should plan to arrive 45 minutes before the session starts to allow time to clear building security. To provide comments to the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. The docket number is NHTSA-2014-0014. For more information, please see the Federal Register Notice at: (http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=NHTSA-2014-0014).
Greetings TRB Subcommittee friends,
This new toolkit from CDC may be of interest to you.
The Healthy Community Design Toolkit, a resource and website that provides information and education materials for individuals, local and public health officials, and planners to use in creating healthy communities, was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Visit the HCDT website at http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/toolkit/.
"Your address can play an important role in how long you live and how healthy you are," said Arthur Wendel, M.D., M.P.H., head of CDC’s Healthy Community Design Initiative in the National Center for Environmental Health. "The physical design of your neighborhood affects your health every time you step out your front door. It’s hard to be physically active when you don’t have access to sidewalks, parks, clean air, or safe areas, and eating right is hard if healthy foods are not available."
Physical inactivity and obesity are leading risk factors for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Obese individuals spend 77 percent more money for necessary medications than non-obese persons. Just as characteristics of the environment create unsafe conditions or foster chronic diseases, certain aspects of the environment may promote health and well-being. For example, "designing walking trails and popup farmers markets throughout our communities can promote increased physical activity and healthy eating," Wendel said.
Since 2003, CDC has developed tools and techniques that educate people about how changing the physical design of their neighborhood can lead to healthier communities. The free online toolkit provides a variety of resources that are easy to read, understand, and use. They include:
A checklist of questions for individuals, to help them consider and understand healthy community design elements, such as the building of homes and businesses near each other to encourage walking and biking to work and school, and shorter car trips.
A customizable PowerPoint presentation on healthy community design that explains to individuals how the physical makeup of their neighborhood affects their health. The presentation also explains how people can use the checklist during land use discussions with local officials, planners, real estate agents, and health professionals. Subjects include healthier and more affordable food choices, to open spaces and parks that encourage people to get outside and be more active.
A guide to CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network and other online resources to find health data on a community. The data will help identify the most urgent health issues in a community, such as rates of asthma, heart disease, cancer, alcohol consumption and access to healthcare.
A resource guide listing other audit tools, websites, checklists and pamphlets that can help residents, planners, public health and local officials create vibrant healthy neighborhoods.
"The scientific evidence is clear—physical characteristics of a community can affect an individual’s physical and mental health," said Robin Ikeda, M.D.,M.P.H., deputy director of CDC’s Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health. "The Healthy Community Design Checklist Toolkit is the result of research that has progressed into a series of action steps. It gives individuals the power to make sure that physical changes in their community will enhance their health and the livability of their neighborhoods."
CDC developed the toolkit in partnership with the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning and Community Health Research Center to ensure that the kit would be a resource for everyone who wants to learn how planning can support better health.
Planning and public health have historically worked together to improve sanitation, water, and food systems. The toolkit is another way to connect these community needs. The toolkit, along with case studies of communities using the checklist and its principals, will be presented in April 2014 at the American Planning Association’s National Conference in Atlanta.
The toolkit advances the National Prevention Strategy’s commitment to healthy & safe community environments. The National Prevention Strategy, called for by the Affordable Care Act, envisions a prevention-oriented society where all sectors contribute to the health of individuals, families, and communities.
To learn more about CDC’s Healthy Community Design Toolkit, Environmental Public Health Tracking Network or the agency’s efforts to combat obesity please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyplaces/toolkit/
I'm looking for any examples of state DOTs who are incorporating human
health themes into their NEPA process as per NEPA requirements. I have been
reviewing several environmental documents here in NC and have found little
if any direct assessment of human health within the EIS documents. There
are some related evaluation components related to water quality, noise and
air quality, but nothing on other dimensions of human health.
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We are delighted to announce IURD's Spring 2014 series: *Transit & Cities:
Creating Sustainable Urban Futures*, being held at UC Berkeley. View them
online at the Transit & Cities
the IURD website.
Transit is vital to the sustainability of cities-environmentally,
economically, socially. Be a part of a growing movement that places transit,
in its many shapes and forms, front and center in the campaign to create
sustainable urban futures.
The first event of our Spring series is:
*Monday, February 10, 6-8pm*
*Evening Lecture and Discussion on: "Places for People & Transit"*
"From Jane Jacobs to Livable Cities"
Presentation by Jan Gehl, Jan Gehl and Associates, Copenhagen
Discussant: Neil Hrushowy, City of San Francisco Planning Department
Fifty years of Public Life research leading gradually to implementation of
people-oriented planning strategies in cities across the world: Copenhagen,
Melbourne, London, New York and Moscow, among others. The Livable cities of
the 21st Century are characterized by a strong focus on sustainable modes
of transport supported by a good public realm. Care for people and the
public realm are seen as an important key for creating lively, safe,
sustainable and healthy cities.
Wurster Auditorium, UC Berkeley. Free (First come/First served).