APHA Webinar: Resources to Improve Health and Promote Active Transportation

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Resources to Improve Health and Promote Active Transportation
Register Thursday, June 21
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT

APHA believes in working across sectors to create and foster environments that support physical activity and advance health equity. Physically active people live longer and have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Building environments that foster physical activity and active, non-motorized transportation helps encourage active lifestyles. This webinar will feature resources and tools public health professionals can use to educate others on the importance of active transportation, including the 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States, a study exploring access to trails in Milwaukee and success stories from the Planners4Health initiative. Public health practitioners can learn from and utilize these resources to advocate for active transportation initiatives in their communities. Register today!


  • Kate Robb, Senior Program Manager for Environmental Health, Center for Public Health Policy, American Public Health Association (moderator)
  • Ken McLeod, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
  • Liz Thorstensen, Vice President of Trail Development, Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Sagar Shah, Research Associate, American Planning Association

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This webinar is funded through cooperative agreement U38OT000131 between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.