I just got back from a long time away (taking my daughter to college,
followed by a long "avoiding the empty nest" vacation). Going through the
emails and saw this.
I realize you have probably received a ton of responses, but here are a few
topics. Trying not to send too many.
1. Do we know the public health implications of transportation
difficulties for traveling to medical appointments? (People avoiding
appointments, skipping treatments, etc.)
2. What are the differences in public health between high-quality
transit areas and those without transit or with very little?
3. What is the role of taxi service in promoting walking, biking, or
using transit one way, but having the availability of a guaranteed ride
4. What are the public health implications of complete streets (assuming
intersections where there is enough time for seniors and others to cross
the street) for seniors and people with disabilities?
5. What are easy and available public health indicators that can be used
when proposing a transit service or expanding it? (Especially in those
places without extra staff or money to do an in-depth HIA.)
6. Does crime affect public health in terms of mobility choices? Are
high-crime areas, even those with good streets and transit, not seeing the
benefits of those amenities in terms of health?
On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Eloisa Raynault <eloisa.raynault(a)apha.org>wrote;wrote:
Greetings TRB Subcommittee on Health and
The subcommittee, along with its cosponsoring committee and group leaders,
is planning a cross-cutting session at TRB in January 2013. The session
will bring public health and transportation experts and leaders together to
begin to demystify each discipline’s terminology and to identify promising
opportunities for collaboration. There will be a panel of experts to answer
questions, and we are encouraging a lively dialogue. This message is to
solicit your inputs on a major part of the session. ****
We hope to collect and build the “top ten questions at the intersection of
health and transportation” and we need your help to do so.****
What are the issues that surface most frequently when discussing the
connections between health and transportation? What are some of the major
questions that we still need to answer through research and collaboration?
If you have questions that you’d like to submit, please email me (
eloisa.raynault(a)apha.org) and Ed Christopher (edc(a)berwyned.com) directly.
NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID CLOGGING THE INBOXES OF YOUR FELLOW
SUBCOMMITTEE FRIENDS, DO NOT ‘REPLY ALL’ TO THIS MESSAGE.****
Thanks in advance,****
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