Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities: Workshop
In 2009, a workshop on health inequalities associated with transportation policies was jointly organized by the Population Health team of Edmonton's regional health authority, the former Capital Health, and the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP). The workshop was held on May 28, 2009 in Edmonton, Alberta and brought together representatives from the NCCHPP, Edmonton-based Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff with interest in transportation issues, traffic engineers and other public and private sector transportation professionals, urban planners, academics and members of non-profit organizations in Alberta, primarily from Edmonton and Calgary. The workshop was conducted to bring together practitioners with interests in the areas of transportation, health, and health inequalities to learn about transportation as a determinant of population health and to consider effective policy responses.
These notes are not intended as a formal report or proceedings from the workshop, but as an informal account of the activities and conversations that took place on that day.