On December 11, Dr. Angie Cradock, Deputy Director of the HPRC will present a poster featuring findings from a recent report commissioned by the Physical Activity Research Center (PARC) at the 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
About the Conference
The purpose of the Conference on Health and Transportation is to bring together leaders from the transportation and health disciplines. Together they will chart a course for the future around three theme areas using active transportation as the canvas. The conference attendees, through their participation in plenary, poster and breakout sessions will shape the conference outcomes that will be published in a Conference Proceedings report.
The conference is structured around three central theme areas: Reflecting on Innovative Practices, Building Strategic Institutional Relationships, and Identifying Research Needs and Opportunities. Plenary sessions will capture the essence of each theme while individual breakout sessions are designed to give participants an opportunity to drill down on the various themes while charting a course for the future. Supporting the development of each theme and helping advance the discussion will be a poster session with over 35 presenters.
At the end of the two-day conference all the thoughts and materials will be amassed and the conference Proceedings produced. The proceeding will not only document the activities of the conference but lay out a framework and steps to move forward as we navigate our journey into the intersection of health and transportation.
The poster will feature findings from our recent project, Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. In this study, the team used data from the U.S. Census and the American Community Survey to look at how people ages 16 and older got to and from work over time between 2000 and 2016 in counties with populations of at least 100,000 people. It was concluded that many communities may not invest sufficiently to support growth in cycling and walking for transportation, recreation or exercise.
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019
- Poster Session and Networking, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
- Evidence to Inform a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy
Angie Cradock, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health