Central Oregon Regional Transit

At a Glance:

Location: Oregon

Date: 2012

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: nutrition, healthcare access, employment, traffic safety, active transportation, parks, physical activity, active transportation

Research Methods: Literature review, Primary research

Community Types: urban, suburban, rural

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This project explored how a coordinated regional transit system might impact health disparities in the Central Oregon counties of Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook.  The HIA focused on impacts to health through opportunities for physical activity and access to healthy foods, health care services, and employment, as well as safety.

Outcome

Commute Options presented at a meeting of the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation in July 2012.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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