Transportation Health Tool: A new tool to inform policy decisions and promote Health in All Policies
In support of Health in All Policies and the National Prevention Strategy, in 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to create a simple-to-use transportation and health tool (THT). THT helps public health and transportation decision-makers analyze the intersection of health and transportation in their community, and invest in efforts that will have a lasting impact on health. THT gives users a picture of how their community compares to others in terms of key health and transportation indicators. It also informs health-supportive state and regional transportation policies and project decisions, while strengthening collaborations between transportation and public health sectors. For this session the tool, which was just released, will be discussed and demonstrated.
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Describe what the Transportation Health Tool is and how to apply health and transportation indicators to local decisions. Identify how their areas compare to others on the various health and transportation indicators. Compare and assess an area’s performance on several health and transportation indicators.
Keyword(s): Policy/Policy Development, Planning
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a member of the federal team overseeing the development of the tool
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.