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Safe, Healthy, & Active Transportation Toolkit

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Presentation Kit for Injury & Violence Prevention

Professionals:  "Creating Safe, Healthy, and Active

Transportation"

Developed by Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting and the Safe States Alliance
This presentation kit is designed for public health professionals that want to engage their state, regional, and/or local transportation and public works agencies in efforts to design for health.

Materials Targeted Toward State Transportation Agencies

 

Materials Targeted Toward Regional Transportation Agencies

 
Materials Targeted Toward City & Local Public Works Agencies   
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Terminology & Glossaries

Healthy Places Terminology Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Glossary
Public Health Terms for Planners & Planning Terms for Public Health Professionals National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the American Planning Association (APA)
Glossary
Traffic Calming Resource Guide South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG)
Glossary
Transportation Glossary Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Glossary

 


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Built Environment, Health, & Injuries  

Active Transportation: Making the Link from Transportation to Physical Activity and Obesity Active Living Research Research Brief
Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living Prevention Institute Report
At the Intersection of Public Health and Transportation: Promoting Healthy Transportation Policy American Public Health Association (APHA)
Report
Outdoor Falls Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A Neglected Public Health Problem W. Li, T. Keegan,
et al.
Journal Article

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Transportation, Health, & Injuries   

Bicycling and Walking in the U.S.: 2014 Benchmarking Report Alliance for Biking & Walking Report
CDC Transportation Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Issue Statement 
Effective Transportation Policies Require Injury Prevention Strategies Safe States Alliance  Issue Brief 
Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, and Convergence Partnership
Report 
Highlights from the Smart Growth & Injury Prevention Roundtable Safe States Alliance  Issue Brief 
"How We Can Prevent More Aimee Michael Road Tragedies” Safe States Alliance  Op-Ed 
HUD, DOT, and EPA Partnership: Sustainable Communities  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)   Brief 
Policy Brief: Transportation, Public Health, and Safety Transportation for America  Policy Brief 
Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and Recommendations U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Webpage 
Public Support for Street-Scale Urban Design Practices and Policies to Increase Physical Activity Journal of Physical Activity and Health  Journal Article 
Traffic Safety and Community Design: Roles, Barriers, and Needs of Local Public Health Agencies National Association for County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)  Report 
Transportation, Environment, and Health WHO Regional Publications Report
Transportation and Health:  Policy Interventions for Safer, Healthier People and Communities Partnership for Prevention Report 
Transportation and Health Toolkit
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Toolkit 
Transportation and Public Health: Reinvent the Transportation System to Better Promote Health, Safety and Equity American Public Health Association (APHA) Issue Brief 
Vision Zero: Implementing a Policy for Traffic Safety R. Johansson  Journal Article 

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Equity and Vulnerable Populations   

Funding the Public Transportation Needs of an Aging Population American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Report 
Public Health and Equity Principles for Transportation American Public Health Association (APHA)
Webpage
Reducing Childhood Pedestrian Injuries: Proceedings of a Multidisciplinary Conference Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  Report 
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Costs and Economics

Backgrounder: The Hidden Health Costs of Transportation American Public Health Association (APHA) Report 

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Transportation Planning 

Planning Process   

A Citizen’s Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage Your Transportation Agency Project for Public Spaces (PPS) Guide 
A Guide to Transportation Decision Making Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Guide  
Getting Involved in Transportation Planning: An overview for public health advocates Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) and TransForm
Fact Sheet
Transportation Planning 101 Defenders of Wildlife  Fact Sheet 
The Transportation Planning Process Key Issues: A Briefing Book for Transportation Decisionmakers, Officials, and Staff U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)   Briefing Book 
Why Schools, Public Health, Local Official & Other Healthy Living Advocates Should Get to Know Their MPO Wisconsin Department of Transportation  Fact Sheet 

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Transportation Funding & Cost-Benefits

Evaluating Non-Motorized Transportation Benefits and Costs
 
Victoria Transport Policy Institute  Report 
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities - Leveraging the Partnership
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  
Guide 
Transportation Funding in California
 
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)  Report 
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Transportation Safety Planning

Making the Case for Transportation Safety: Ideas for Decision Makers Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Report 
Strategic Highway Safety Plans: A Champion’s Guidebook to Saving Lives Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)   Guide 
Strategic Highway Safety Plans: Quick Reference Summary U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  Reference Guide 
Transportation Planner’s Safety Desk Reference  Transportation Safety Planning Workgroup  Reference Guide 

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Guides for Public Health

Creating Safe, Healthy an Active Living Communities: A Public Health Professional’s Guide to Key Land Use and Transportation Planning Policies and Processes Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting  Guide 
Livability in Transportation Guidebook: Planning Approaches that Promote Livability  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)   Guide  
Partnership for Sustainable Communities: A Year of Progress for American Communities  U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
 
Report 
Partners for Public Health: Working with Local, State and Federal Agencies to Create Healthier Communities Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII) and Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP)
Guide  

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Safe and Healthy Transportation Policies & Strategies

Complete Streets   

Complete Streets Implementation National Complete Streets Coalition  Webpage 
Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2011 National Complete Streets Coalition  Report 
Elements of an Ideal Complete Streets Policy National Complete Streets Coalition  Fact Sheet 
Complete Streets Talking Points Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) Talking Points/Fact Sheet 
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Safe Routes to School (SRTS)   

Evaluation of California Safe Routes to School Legislation: Urban Form Changes and Children’s Active Transportation to Schools M.G. Boarnet, C.L. Anderson, et al. 

Journal Article 

Safe Routes to School Local Policy Guide
 
Safe Routes to School National Partnership  Guide 
Safe Routes to School: Talking Points
 
Public Health Law & Policy (PHLP) Talking Points 
Safe Routes to School Improves the Built Environment  Safe Routes to School National Partnership  Report 

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Traffic Calming Strategies    

Engineering (SRTS)  National Center for Safe Routes to School
 
Webpage 
PEDSAFE - Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  Webpage  
Traffic Calming 101 Project for Public Spaces (PPS) Webpage  
Traffic Calming.org Fehrs & Peers  Webpage  
Traffic Calming and Emergency Response Local Government Commission  Fact Sheet 

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Transportation and Health Impact Assessments

(HIAs)    

A Guide for Health Impact Assessment
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Assessment Tool/Guidelines 
Promoting Health Impact Assessment to Achieve Health in All Policies American Public Health Association (APHA)
Policy Brief

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Case Studies & Examples

Creating Healthy Built Environments: Case Studies of Local Health Departments in California: Contra Costa Health Services
Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting  Case Study 
Creating Healthy Built Environments: Case Studies of Local Health Departments in California: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting   Case Study 
Creating Healthy Built Environments: Case Studies of Local Health Departments in California: Shasta County Public Health Department Safe & Healthy Communities Consulting   Case Study 
Hawaii Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) State of Hawaii State Highway Safety Plan
Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning: Case Studies and Checklists for Regional Collaboration
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation and Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)  Case Study 
Nashville Area MPO Regional Transportation Plan
Nashville Area MPO Regional Transportation Plan
Smart Streets Yale University Educational Website
Wasatch Front Regional Transportation Plan Wasatch Front Regional Council Regional Transportation Plan
 
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The Safe, Healthy, and Active Transportation Toolkit is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

 

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