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WEBINAR: Exploring Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years: Public Transport

Wednesday, April 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Austin
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Exploring Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5):

An In-Depth Look at Public Transportation Expansion


Wednesday, April 26
10 AM to 11 AM Pacific
1 PM to 2 PM Eastern




Join Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national experts to discuss expanding public transportation, one of the CDC's Health Impact in Five Years (HI-5) initiative interventions. The HI-5 (high-five) initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.

This Web Forum series highlights specific interventions identified in the HI-5 initiative and will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to hear real-world examples of how local and state-level organizations have expanded public transportation to meet needs of their communities. Presenters from CDC, Von Nguyen, Acting Associate Director for Policy, and Elizabeth Skillen, Senior Policy Advisor, will provide a brief overview of the HI-5 initiative. Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Joseph Calabrese, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, will describe their national and local experiences with introducing and expanding public transportation services.
We encourage public health professionals, community-based organizations, and urban planners to join us for this free one-hour Web Forum. Closed captioning will be available for all attendees.

To learn more about the HI-5 initiative, please visit the CDC's website at

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