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Transportation Health Equity Principles: A New Resource from Upstream Public Health

Upstream Public Health (a TEN affiliate) and its grassroots partners have released a new document outlining six basic principles of transportation health equity. The six principles lay out a set of priorities for advocates of improved public health and equitable transit.

The Six Principles of Transportation Health Equity:

  1. Ensure equal access to essential goods & services, jobs & economic opportunities, and healthy foods & places.
  2. Engage & empower impacted communities early & often, with opportunities to have real influence during all stages of decision-making.
  3. Implement transportation funding & investment policies that address historical disinvestment for impacted persons & for underserved neighborhoods.
  4. Promote access to jobs, including in the transportation sector.
  5. Prioritize transportation investments that ensure healthy & safe communities.
  6. Adopt transportation policies that promote environmental justice & sustainability.

To read more on the report, click here.

To download the full report, click here. (577 KB PDF)

Engage & empower impacted communities early & often, with opportunities to
have real influence during all stages of decision-makingEngage & empower impacted communities early & often, with opportunities to have real influence during all stages of decision-making.