Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Public Transportation In The US: A Driver Of Health And Equity

Robert Woord Johnson Foundation

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White Paper/Brief

Policy Change/ Development
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This resource discusses public transportation as a strategy to reduce healthy inequity. This policy brief details how public transportation options can improve health and health equity by reducing traffic crashes and air pollution, increasing physical activity, and improving access to medical care, healthy food, vital services, employment, and social connection. The brief explains how public transportation is funded, a few interventions that align transportation and public health goals, as well as guidance for future work.

Resource Details

Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Adults Aged 65 and Older, Black or African American, People Experiencing Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

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