Convergence Partnership urges support for public transportation, walking, and biking infrastructure to improve the health of all Americans

Conventional transportation policy and planning generally overlook or undervalue the impacts of transportation on health and equity.iResearch shows that, when properly designed, transportation systems can provide exercise opportunities, improve safety, lower emotional stress, link poor people to opportunity, connect isolated disabled and older Americans to crucial services and social support, and stimulate economic development. The current impacts of our transportation system do not affect all individuals equally. Low-income people, people of color, elderly and disabled populations fare far worse in America’s transportation system.

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This is a great primer on the importance of Active Transportation (public transportation, walking, and biking).

This impacts social determinants of Health. It matters.

The Convergence Partnership is a collaborative of funders dedicated to the vision of healthy people in healthy places. The partnership includes Ascension Health, The California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Kresge Foundation, Nemours, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serve as technical advisors. The Convergence Partnership also organizes a network of more than 150 state, regional, and local foundations that provide resources and leadership in urban and rural communities to advance the health of all Americans.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this simple, practical way we can help improve health and lower healthcare costs: Support public transportation and safe walking and bicycling paths.

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