A preventable epidemic. That’s how public health and safety leaders, including APHA, diagnosed the deadly toll of motor vehicle crashes during a news conference today while releasing the 2015 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws.
A rise in fatalities and injuries caused by large truck crashes coupled with a push by industry for bigger and heavier trucks led U.S. leaders yesterday to warn against raising federal truck size limits.
The cost of inactivity in the U.S. is high, from chronic conditions such as obesity to rising health care costs.
An annual report tracking the adoption of essential traffic safety laws among states was released Wednesday, revealing new cause for concern.
Thousands of helmet-clad schoolchildren from across the U.S. hopped on their bicycles this morning for National Bike to School Day. Today marks the second annual observance that celebrates safe, healthy routes to school.
A new report shows states are falling behind in adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws amid an increase in highway crash deaths.
Transportation influences the well-being of Americans every day. However, many don’t know the impact they can have in making commuting safer, cleaner and healthier.
The increasing role of transportation and number of fast food restaurants in America are both leading to obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health impact assessments and improved and more accessible transportation options can reduce health inequities and produce a higher quality of well-being, according to presentations in an APHA webinar Wednesday.
As bike-sharing programs gain in popularity, a timely study from the American Journal of Public Health finds that cyclists utilizing a bike-sharing program in Washington, D.C., are much less likely to wear helmets than their counterparts riding personal bicycles.
In a recent post featured in Transportation for America’s blog, Susan Polan, associate executive director of APHA, offers her thoughts on why providing sustainable, safe transportation options is integral to building healthier, more active communities.