Register to listen – Webinar: Active People, Healthy Illinois: Preparing public health and transportation to take action together

Webinar: Active People, Healthy Illinois: Preparing public health and transportation to take action together

Download the recording by filling out the brief registration form below – originally recorded 8/28/19

Description: By working together, public health and urban planning/transportation professionals can create stronger, healthier communities in Illinois. This webinar provided key recommendations for practitioners to collaborate on the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to improve opportunities for physical activity in the built environment. Presenters provided real-life examples, lessons learned and best practices gleaned from initiatives currently being implemented across Illinois.

Target Audience: Teams of public health and transportation/planning professionals that are interested in or are implementing collaborative built environment initiatives, and are ready to yield the return on investment that comes with meaningful engagement between the sectors!

Presenters:

  • Dr. Jamie Chriqui, Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Institute for Health
    Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago presented key recommendations from a new report, Public Health Engagement in Complete Streets Initiatives: Examples and Lessons Learned
  • Amy O’Rourke, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Cook County Department of Public Health presented on a collaboration with the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) to integrate health considerations into scoring criteria used to evaluate projects applying for Surface Transportation Funding
  • Melody Geraci, Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) discussed technical assistance they are providing on a range of built environment initiatives in the Tri-County Region (Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties ), Jackson County and Chicago/Cook County
  • Carrie Nelsen, IDOT District 9 engineer, shared insights from their fruitful collaboration with the Jackson County Health Department, local municipalities, project stakeholders, and the benefits of that partnership for the community.

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Register to listen: Active People, Healthy Illinois: Preparing public health and transportation to take action together - 8/28/19

ISPAN is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the Illinois Public Health Institute in collaboration with partners in the
Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity.