This manuscript describes how researchers conducting a Health Impact Assessment were able to work with city officials in West Virginia resulting in evidence-based policy changes and provides information on how to successfully bridge the policymaker and researcher divide.
Features of the built environment influence active transportation, but objective study of the effects of built environment improvements on active transportation is challenging. In this case study, 20,529 publicly available webcam images from two intersections in Washington, D.C., were used to examine the impact of an improved crosswalk on active transportation.
Staff of Resilient Futures International, a Denver-based food and health organization fostering community-oriented food systems development.
STAR Communities awarded Seattle a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability, making it the top-scoring community to date, and one of only two cities in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating.
Over 55,000,000 K-12 students across the nation are returning to school this month, and less than 16% of them will walk or bike. "Back to School" travel affects many more households than just those with school-aged children, and have broader Green Health impacts.
The Building Bridges Project offers cross-sector professional development opportunities for people in public health, planning, architecture, transportation engineering, and related fields, with the goal of increasing the workforce’s capacity to promote healthy community design.
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) offers Health Impact Assessment (HIA) 101 training to equip public health professionals at their annual meeting.
The Southeastern Health Impact Assessment Summit drew HIA practitioners from around the Southeast region this summer. The Summit built capacity for completing HIA in the Southeast through training, highlighted the progress made in conducting HIAs in the region, and brought new and experienced HIA practitioners together to share their perspectives, challenges, and knowledge. HIA practice in the Southeastern US is building on a solid foundation through this group's strengthening network.