Public Health

A study published February 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to three reasons for the life expectancy being lower for Americans than in other developed nations. Care to guess what they are?
3 days ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Streetsblog surveys the Texas cities adopting new standards of traffic safety as official policy.
Sep 25, 2015   Streetsblog USA
If the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to reduce the percentage of Americans without health insurance, new Census data shows it's doing just that. Americans without health insurance fell by three percent last year, or 8.8 million people.
Sep 18, 2015   Slate
The idea that Americans should walk rather than drive: "a radical idea wrapped in a banal government document."
Sep 12, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The Plan4Health program has provided an avenue for chapters of the American Public Health Association and the American Planning Association to fund and complete projects that improve the public health outcomes of the built environment.
Sep 11, 2015   The Nation's Health
A Louisville case study of the findings and recommendations of the World Resource Institute's "Cities Safer By Design" report.
Sep 10, 2015   Broken Sidewalk
A pair of studies finds separate but related evidence that as more people are biking, more people are getting injured while biking. What to do about it is still under debate.
Sep 7, 2015   KPCC
No, those will not be the precise words of the forthcoming "Call to Action" by Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, but he will call on cities to "design and build roads and public places to make walking easier, safer, and more pleasant."
Sep 4, 2015   T4America Blog
Advocates say traffic safety data collection practices in Washington, D.C. don't meet national standards. They also say it will be hard for the District to meet its vision zero goal by 2024 if the problem persists.
Sep 3, 2015   WAMU
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
Jul 31, 2015   American Planning Association
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An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts. Exclusive
Jul 14, 2015  By Benjamin D. Winig