Addressing Transportation to Improve Community Health

Addressing Transportation to Improve Community Health


This All In webinar will feature projects addressing transportation with a multi-sector data component. FLOURISH: St. Louis, one of the BUILD Health Challenge awardees from St. Louis, MO, will talk about how they are using data to addressing infant mortality through transportation in St. Louis. The Community Transportation Association of America, a national non-profit, will highlight Wheels to Wellness (W2W), a program in Southern Maryland, that allows healthcare staff in rural Maryland to schedule on-demand and pre-scheduled trips using an online portal, and Oklahoma City, OK, who is working with community partners to create a transportation program for parents working towards reunification with their children now in foster care.

Projects Showcased

FLOURISH St. Louis, an initiative powered by Generate Health, is working to reduce infant mortality in St. Louis. FLOURISH is bringing together people and organizations from all parts of the region to fix the systems that impact the health of Black families. Their goal is to achieve zero racial disparities in infant mortality by 2033.

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.

Additional Resources

The online Transportation and Health Tool gives transportation decision-makers, health officials, and the public easy access to data to understand the health impact of an existing transportation system or proposed transportation project. The Transportation HIA Toolkit provides a framework for public health departments, city planners, project managers, and other stakeholders to conduct HIAs on proposed transportation projects, plans, and policies. If your are seeking the Transportation and Health Tool developed by CDC and the U.S. Department of Transportation

Chapter six in the Practical Playbook outlines the connection between transportation and health and identifies stakeholders, actors, and influencers of transportation policies and systems, providing homework assignments to take action and further influence community transportation.

The Forward Through Ferguson Report is a wide-ranging, in-depth study of the underlying issues brought to the light by the events in Ferguson by The Ferguson Commission. The purpose of this report is to provide a people’s report that is directed to the people in the St. Louis region, to the average citizens whose daily lives are affected by the issues explored in the report. The goal of this report is to present this information in a way that anyone can understand and to be useful in directly impacting policy decisions.

Wheels to Wellness (W2W) Program allows healthcare staff in rural Maryland to schedule on-demand and pre-scheduled trips using an online portal, with trips delivered by multiple providers whose vehicles previously sat idle throughout the day.


Q&A with the FLOURISH and CTAA presenters and poll questions from the webinar.