Tuesday, June 5, 2012

More great walking webinars

Health and Equity in Transportation: Promising Methods and Modes to Improve Health Outcomes
APHA will host a free webinar series on critical health and equity issues within the transportation sector. These three, 60-minute APHA webinars will explore the ties between public health and:
· Increased use of public transportation;
· Reduced injuries, particularly for children and young drivers;
· Reduced inequities from increased access to goods and services; and
· Other topics within transportation, such as updates on the federal surface transportation authorization.
We invite professionals in public health, transportation and other related sectors to participate in this new webinar series for 2012. Participants must register to join the webinar. NOTE: registration is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1: What Public Transit means for Public Health
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
2-3 pm EDT
Explore how public transit may impact health, via increased physical activity, improved air quality and reduced risk of injuries from crashes. Hear about health impact assessments (HIAs) that estimated how increased spending on public transportation and sustainable modes of transportation can both benefit health and reduce social inequities. Introductory remarks by APHA Associate Executive Director Susan Polan, and presentations by Tracy Buck, MS, RD, Nashville Metro Public Health and Brian Cole, DrPH, UCLA School of Public Health.

Webinar 2: What Role Injury Prevention Plays in Transportation
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
2-3 pm EDT
Learn about state efforts to strengthen young driver licensing systems, and how such policies can most effectively be promoted to save lives and reduce injuries. Also find out more about how pediatricians can collaborate with other child health care providers to raise the profile of transportation as a public health issue and children live to their full potential. Part of the injury prevention strategy includes the three ‘Es’ of injury prevention—Education, Engineering, and Enforcement—to keep children safe. Presentations by Phyllis Agran, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital of Orange County and Robert Foss, PhD, University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center.
Webinar 3: What Health Impact Assessments can do for Health Inequities
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
2-3 pm EDT
The health impact assessment (HIA) is gaining huge momentum as a tool to address the social and environmental determinants of health, particularly on transportation-related projects and policies. Learn about HIAs conducted on transportation corridors with high rates of poverty and unemployment, on new public transportation line and on a city’s master plan. Some of the most important health risks or outcomes addressed are healthy food availability, physical activity through multi-modal transportation and safety. Presentations by Karen Nikolai, MCP, MPH, and Crystal Myslajek, MPP, Hennepin County; and Alyssa Auvinen, RiverStone Health.

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