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Eloisa Raynault | American Public Health Association | Transportation, Health and Equity Program Manager | o: 202-777-2487 | http://apha.org/transportation
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From: Katherine Hebert [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 2:47 PM
Subject: HIA Summit Travel Scholarship and Session Abstract Deadline Extended to Friday, April 4, 5 p.m. EST
If you would, please forward the following email to your HIA contacts to let them know that the deadline for submitting travel scholarships and abstracts to present has been extended to this Friday (April 4th) at 5:00 P.M. EST. Thanks!
Second Southeast Regional Health Impact Assessment Summit to be held in Davidson, NC
(July 30-August 1, 2014)
The deadline to submit a travel scholarship application or session abstract has been extended for the upcoming Second Southeast Regional Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Summit, July 30-August 1, 2014! The new deadline is Friday, April 4th, by 5:00 P.M. EST.
Visit www.healthimpactnc.com/summit<http://www.healthimpactnc.com/summit> as your one-stop-shop for all details related to the Summit! For more information, please contact Summit Organizers at SERHIAS2014(a)gmail.com<mailto:SERHIAS2014@gmail.com> or704.400.0880<tel:704.400.0880>.
***Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a voluntary research and public engagement tool used to assess the ways a policy or proposal might help or harm public health and well-being. The Town of Davidson, NC received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to increase capacity for conducting HIA in the Southeast through its Davidson Design for Life Initiative. ***
Hi H+T list,
Sean Co (of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission) will be
presenting a talk entitled "An Innovative Performance Based Approach to
the Health Impacts of Transit Investments" at the UC Berkeley Safe
Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC) this Friday, 4/4,
at noon. If you're in the area feel free to attend in person, and if not
please join us via webinar.
More details are available here:
Frank Proulx | fproulx(a)berkeley.edu
UC Berkeley Civil Engineering PhD Student
Safe Transportation Research & Education Center (SafeTREC)
The 2014 County Health Rankings were released today March 26, 2014. For
the fifth year in a row, counties can see a snapshot of how healthy their
residents are, and look at data across 29 factors that are linked to
health. The Rankings allow communities to see county-by-county where they
are doing well and where they need to improve. This years Rankings
include new factors, such as housing, transportation, food environment,
and access to mental health providers which help to paint an even more
comprehensive of what impacts a communitys health.
They can found at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Another exciting addition is a County Health Rankings National Report
which will capture national and regional trends and offer an in-depth look
at five key factors that are tied particularly closely to health outcomes:
children in poverty, college attendance, physical inactivity, smoking and
preventable hospital stays.
One of the subcommittee members sent me an email asking why the US National Cancer Institute was funding research on urban sprawl. It occurred to me that others might be interested in our response. Here it is:
Thanks very much for your question about why NCI is investing in research on urban sprawl. This investment is part of our mission to "...contribute to reducing cancer in the US population by serving as a critical link between etiologic research on cancer risk factors and the translation of such research into targeted and effective interventions for prevention" (http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/about/rfmmb/). Much of our work is based on a socio-ecological model of behavior, emphasizing the potential for diverse social and contextual factors-such as urban sprawl-to act as influences on cancer (Sallis and Owen, 1996; Dannenberg et al. 2011). There is a growing literature exploring the potential relationship between urban sprawl, health behaviors and health outcomes, including cancer mortality (James et al. 2013; Berrigan et al. 2014; Ewing et al. 2014). To date, a wide variety of cross-sectional associations between urban sprawl and health and health behaviors have been documented (e.g. Ewing et al. 2006; Lee et al. 2009).
Sallis JF, Owen N (1996). Ecological models. In: Glanz K, Lewis FM, Rimer BK (eds.), Health behavior and health education: theory, research and practice, pp. 403-424. Jossey- Bass, San Francisco, CA.
Dannenberg A., Frumkin, H, Jackson, R. 2011. Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability. Island Press
Berrigan D, Tatalovich Z, Pickle LW, Ewing R, Ballard-Barbash R. Urban sprawl, obesity, and cancer mortality in the United States: cross-sectional analysis and methodological challenges<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24393615>. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2014, 13:3 (6 January 2014)
James P, Troped PJ, Hart JE, Joshu CE, Colditz GA, Brownson RC, Ewing R, Laden F. Urban sprawl, physical activity, and body mass index: Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II<http://gis.cancer.gov/tools/urban-sprawl/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/226980…>.. Am J Public Health. 2013 Feb;103(2):369-75.
Lee IM, Ewing R, Sesso HD. The built environment and physical activity levels: the Harvard Alumni Health Study<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19765500>. Am J Prev Med. 2009 Oct;37(4):293-8. doi:
Ewing R, Brownson RC, Berrigan D. Relationship between urban sprawl and weight of United States youth<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17169708>. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Dec;31(6):464-74.
Ewing R, Meakins G, Hamidi S, Nelson AC. Relationship between urban sprawl and physical activity, obesity, and morbidity - Update and refinement.<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24434082> Health Place. 2014 Mar;26:118-26.
Please let me know if any would like further information about our program and its activities
David Berrigan PhD MPH
Applied Research Program
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive MSC 7344
Bethesda MD 20892-7344
This may be of interest to some
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Berrigan, David (NIH/NCI) [E]" <berrigad(a)mail.nih.gov>
> Date: March 21, 2014 at 6:07:15 AM MST
> To: 'Ed Christopher' <edc(a)berwyned.com>
> Subject: FW: Sprawl data release event
> Dear Ed,
> Hope all is well
> Could you share this with the Travel and Health members?
> My Division helped support the development of an updated sprawl index and will host the data.
> Some might be interested in this webinar.
> The data will be hosted at http://gis.cancer.gov/tools/urban-sprawl/ and the release data is April 2nd, 2014.
> Thanks so much
> David Berrigan PhD MPH
> Applied Research Program
> Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
> National Cancer Institute
> 9609 Medical Center Drive MSC 7344
> Room 3E342
> Bethesda MD 20892-7344
> Phone: 240-276-6752
> Fax: 240-276-7906
> In 2001, Smart Growth America released the landmark study Measuring Sprawl and its Impact. On Wednesday, April 2, we’ll release the next edition of this flagship report with new information about the state of development in the United States.
> Measuring Sprawl 2014 will look at development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas and their counties, and evaluate which communities are the least and most sprawling in the country. The report will score and rank these metropolitan areas based on their development, using a four-factor system developed by researchers at the University of Utah’s Metropolitan Research Center.
> The report will also look at how development patterns are related to life in those communities, based on factors like economic mobility, life expectancy, household costs, health, safety and transportation options.
> Join us for the launch of Measuring Sprawl 2014. Smart Growth America and the Metropolitan Research Center will hold an online event to detail the findings of the new report and to discuss growth strategies with communities highlighted in the new analysis. Join us for this free event on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT.
> Finally, the report will highlight at several communities that have made public policy changes in support of better development, as well as ideas for communities everywhere interested in better development strategies.
> Join us on April 2 or share this event on Twitter or Facebook. For media inquiries, contact Craig Chester at cchester [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.
> We hope you'll join us then.
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This training session may be of interest. Contact Tim Choi with any questions.
From: Tim Choi [tim.choi(a)sfdph.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:49 PM
To: Tim Choi
Subject: 7th Annual SFDPH Health Impact Assessment Training (register now - July 14-17, 2014 in Oakland, CA)
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the San Francisco Department of Public Health's annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners' Training (July 14-17, 2014). Register early at the link http://bit.ly/1mhK7lh
What is Health Impact Assessment?
Health impact assessment (HIA) is most often defined as “a combination of procedures, methods and tools by which a policy, program or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population” (World Health Organization, 1999).
The field of HIA and the process of getting health into decision-making continues to evolve and grow http://www.healthimpactproject.org/hia/us
How will you and your team enhance skill sets, leverage big data, meaningfully engage communities, and have collective impact? HIA is one of many tools that may be considered for health-protective policy and action.
About the SFDPH HIA Training
7th Annual Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course
TCE Oakland Conference Center, 1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
July 14-17, 2014 (attendance all four days is mandatory)
HIA practitioners at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and community, academic, and local government partners
$960 (includes the cost of course materials, breakfast and lunch; accommodations and travel not included). We are working to raise funds to support attendance of organizations facing financial hardship. We STRONGLY encourage applications from community-based organizations who are actively planning, considering, or doing HIA to apply.
Feel free to contact me at 415-252-3961 if you have any questions.
Tim Choi, MPH -- Health Impact Assessment Specialist
Environmental Health Branch -- Population Health Division
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Hi, all. I am passing along information on the American Planning Association conference in April. Below is a list of all of the health and planning related sessions, a number of which are transportation related, and some general conference information. There's also a special "Health Day" registration for Monday only at $295.
Opening Keynote: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
Safe Walking and Walkability for Health
Partnerships for Health
Health, Equity, and Regional Community Planning
Integrating Health Into Local Planning
Green Infrastructure for Community Health
Growing Food Connections
Plenary: Building Partnerships for Health, Dr. Georges C. Benjamin
Using Health Data in Planning Decisions
Fit Cities for a Fit Nation
Park Prescriptions, Play Deserts, and Healthy Public Spaces
Health Equity and the Built Environment
Transportation and Aging in Place
Planning Healthy Communities Symposium Reception
HIA for HUD's Choice Neighborhoods
AICP SYMPOSIUM - Shaping the Future of Healthy Retail
Scenario Planning and Public Health
Advancing Research and Practice in Public Health and Transportation
Planning Collaboration for Healthy Communities
Housing, Equity, and Health
Facilitated Discussion: Public Health, Physical Design
Health Comprehensive Planning
[A Special Invitation for Health Professionals APA's 2014 National Planning Conference | April 26-30 Is your community built for active living? Does fresh food have a place at the table? Does the social fabric support every stage of life? Planners and public health professionals share ideas in a three-day conference-within-a-conference. Join in and learn how to make your community a healthier place to live.]
Planning Healthy Communities Symposium<http://www.planning.org/store/search/results/?tagids=2738,1746&keyword=&row…>
April 27-30 | REGISTER TODAY!<http://www.planning.org/conference/information.htm>
Take your place at a program designed just for you. Sample topics include:
* Opening Keynote Speaker: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, Acting U.S. Surgeon General
* Safe Walking and Walkability for Health
* Tools for Integrating Health Into Local Planning
* Building Partnerships for Healthy Communities
* Public Health and Physical Design
Monday, April 28
Special one-day rate for nonmembers. Click here to register<http://www.planning.org/conference/form/contactinfo/?ProductCode=EVENT_APA1…>. To begin the registration process, please create a nonmember APA ID.
A full-day program for Health Professionals. On the agenda:
* Plenary with Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, APHA
* Using Health Data in Planning Decisions
* Park Prescriptions, Transportation, and Aging in Place
* Health Equity and the Built Environment
* Healthy Communities Reception
Check out our blog at http://blogs.planning.org/conference/tag/health/.
NATIONAL PLANNING CONFERENCE PROGRAM
View the full conference program at planning.org/conference/program<http://www.planning.org/conference/program>.
Advance registration ends on March 27, 2014
With support from:
The National Prevention Strategy aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. The Strategy prioritizes prevention by integrating recommendations and actions across multiple setting to improve health and save lives. Learn more at www.surgeongeneral.gov/nationalpreventionstrategy<http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/nationalpreventionstrategy>.
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