Tag Archives: Health Care

More Transportation Choices, Better Health

An academic study shows that sustainable community design and transportation choice have a highly beneficial effect on public health. The study of 148 US metro areas on Commute Mode Diversity and Public Health is robust and broad, measuring 12 public health and quality of life indicators against commuting mode share. After adjusting for various demographic factors, the results indicate a positive relationship between higher mode share and public health outcomes. Read more... Read more

RFP: Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services

The Transit Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) issued a request for proposals to develop a guidebook to help communities improve transportation to health care services. The guidebook will outline future research priorities, technology used to facilitate access to health care services, funding for health care transportation, and performance metrics. Proposals due July 27. Learn more and apply... Read more

Health in Housing: Exploring the Intersection Between Housing and Health Care

This study from Enterprise Community Partners directly explores the link between affordable housing and health care through the lens of several national health reform metrics: better connection to primary care, fewer emergency department visits, improved access to and quality of care, and lower costs. Read report... Read more

TRB Accepts Abstracts for Health Care and Transportation Workshop and Webcast

​The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding a workshop and webcast on June 6-7 in Washington, DC, that will explore the interface of health care and transportation. TRB is seeking abstracts for presentations that could be delivered at the workshop. Abstracts are due by April 17. Learn more... Read more

Healthy Futures Fund Pours $34 Million into D.C. Development that Addresses Housing, Health, Employment Needs

​A new development that recently broke ground in the nation’s capital is a model for integrating housing, health care, jobs and neighborhood retail to generate economic energy in distressed communities and bring much-needed services to low-income people. So Others Might Eat (SOME), a faith-based community organization focused on poverty, is building the $90 million Conway Center, which will include 202 affordable apartments, a state-of-the-art health center; a job-training center; and shops, offices and green space. Read more... Read more