Online Program

Transportation and Health Tool – A live Demonstration

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 8:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.

Ed Christopher, Resource Center, Federal Highway Administration, Matteson, IL
Hearing about new internet computer tools is one thing - but seeing is believing.  In this presentation, the newly released Transportation and Health Tool (THT) designed by the US Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be demonstrated.  All aspects of the tool will be explored with a special emphasis on learning how to find out how your area stacks up on one or all of the 14 indicators.  Select members of the audience will be able to work with the tool and anyone who has their own internet access will be encouraged to try the tool on their own device and participate in an open discussion of its utility.  A link to the tool will be provided during the session.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Program planning
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate how to use the Transportation and Health Tool. Compare their region's scores on leading transportation and health indicators, using the ratings on the Transportation and Health Tool.

Keyword(s): Transportation

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved with transportation planning and its requisite data for over 35 years. In addition, I currently chair a profession research subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board aimed at working between the intersection public health and transportation. I have also been a member of the project that developed the health and transportation tool that I will be demonstrating. As such, I am qualified to do the demonstration.
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.