2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation
December 11 @ 8:00 am - December 12 @ 5:00 pm
The 2019 Conference on Health and Active Transportation (CHAT), convened by the Transportation Research Board, will bring together an interdisciplinary cadre of practitioners and researchers in urban planning, public health, transportation and civil engineering, health care and health economics. The purpose of this conference is to explore and collaborate on identifying impacts of the health effects of transportation policies, planning, and infrastructure, and to develop an understanding of the institutional opportunities and barriers for considering health within transportation field. The need to integrate health into transportation continues to grow with greater acceptance of the influence of transportation policy and infrastructure on health behaviors and outcomes. This two-day meeting will endeavor to raise awareness of the need to incorporate health and health equity into transportation planning, policy, and infrastructure across institutional disciplines at local, regional, state, and federal levels.