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New Partners for Smart Growth Conference —

Concurrent Implementation Workshop


"Public Health, Transportation, & Land Use: Institutionalizing

Partnerships and Practices to Create Healthier Communities"

A powerful connection exists between community health and transportation and land use decisions. These decisions impact many critical issues, including safety, physical activity, environmental quality, equity, and accessibility. Professionals from all fields are embracing strategic partnerships to ensure that health is fully integrated into transportation and land use policies. However, to guarantee the long-term sustainability of these partnerships, public health agencies must institutionalize the ways in which they collaborate, both internally and with partner organizations.



This two-part workshop will provide examples of how state and local public health departments can facilitate successful and enduring partnerships with transportation and land use agencies. During Part I,hear from diverse presenters and be introduced to new resources that can help professionals forge and sustain cross-agency partnerships. During Part II, listen to roundtable discussions that identify strategies for creating strong, lasting partnerships between public health, transportation, and land use agencies.


The audio recording and resources from this presentation are below:


Presenters inlcude:

  • Barb Alberson, MPH, Chief, State & Local Injury Control Section, California Department of Public Health
  • Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Program Manager, Prevention Institute
  • Dawn Foster, Safe Routes to School Statewide Program Coordinator, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Kristen Frandsen, Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • Eloisa Gonzalez, MD, MPH, Director, Physical Activity & Cardiovascular Health Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Terri Fields Hosler, MPH, RD, Deputy Director, Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency
  • Michael Schwartz, Transportation Planner, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • Diane Wiart, Mobility Coordinator/Senior Planner, City of Tacoma
  • Megan Wier, MPH, Epidemiologist, Program on Health, Equity, and Sustainability, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Click here to read speaker bios

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