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APHA Invites You to a Webinar Series on: 

Health and Equity in Transportation: Promising Methods and Modes to Improve Health Outcomes


Street.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;
  • Increased access to goods and services, such as healthy foods, jobs, employment and health care, for all communities; 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 our 2012 webinar series.

Webinar dates and times, as well as guest speaker details, are provided below. 

Participants must register to join the webinar. Registration is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those who are unable to participate in the live webinar, it will be archived on the APHA website.

Visit or click on the Register Now button below to register  


Webinar Details


Date / Time

Webinar 1: What Public Transit Means for Public Health

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 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, PhD, and presentations by:

  • Tracy Buck, MS, RD, Nashville Metro Public Health
  • Brian Cole, DrPH, UCLA School of Public Health 



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2-3 p.m. EDT

Webinar 2: What Role Injury Prevention Plays in Transportation

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 help 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
  • Robert Foss, PhD, University of North Carolina, Highway Safety Research Center 



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2-3 p.m. EDT


Webinar 3: What Health Impact Assessments Can Do for Health Inequities

The health impact assessment, or 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 a 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:

  • Alyssa Auvinen, RiverStone Health
  • Karen Nikolai, MCP, MPH, and Crystal Myslajek, MPP, Hennepin County



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2-3 p.m. EDT 


Please forward this invitation to other interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation!



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