Posts tagged "transportation"
Complete streets promoting health equity in communities

Complete streets promoting health equity in communities

A “complete streets” approach ensures that mobility conditions are met for all, making for more liveable communities. Read more in this report from The Nation's Health.
Making the health and transportation connection

Making the health and transportation connection

New Stories from the Field highlight cross-sector partnerships.
Creating a healthier, cleaner transportation system

Creating a healthier, cleaner transportation system

Guest bloggers from the Natural Resources Defense Council discuss the role of transportation in health as part of APHA's Year of Climate Change and Health.
Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads

Not-so-unexpected allies in the drive toward safer roads

Even though the session title was “Unexpected Allies in Advancing Public Health and Transportation,” there’s been a long, close relationship between transportation and public health.
APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

APHA, safety advocates decry transportation bill

Last week the Senate Commerce Committee passed the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act, which was incorporated into the larger transportation reauthorization legislation.
APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

APHA, partners share active transportation mission with Congress

The cost of inactivity in the U.S. is high, from chronic conditions such as obesity to rising health care costs.
Community Transformation Grants creating a culture of health

Community Transformation Grants creating a culture of health

Learn how Community Transformation Grants are bringing unprecedented systemic changes to community health through transportation improvements, disease prevention programs and healthy food initiatives since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act three years ago.

Crash deaths increase as states lag in adopting highway safety laws

A new report shows states are falling behind in adopting 15 basic traffic safety laws amid an increase in highway crash deaths.

Drowsy driving is dangerous, prevalent

Do you ever drive when you feel sleepy? Did you know how dangerous this is?

Report: Public health professionals are vital to safe transportation

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.

Transportation programs promote active communities, reduced obesity

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.

Webinar: Transportation options promote better health outcomes

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.