Richmond Highway Transit Center

At a Glance:

Location: Fairfax County, Virginia

Date: 2014

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: nutrition, noise, neighborhood safety, clean air, active transportation, transit system, traffic safety, clean water, physical activity, active transportation

Affected Population: People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Quantitative research, Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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The Fairfax County Health Department conducted a health impact assessment (HIA) to examine the potential health effects of developing a new transit center along the Richmond Highway Corridor, which connects major commercial, residential, and recreational areas in Northern Virginia. The HIA aimed to inform the site selection process for the new transit center and offered recommendations to strengthen public health benefits and minimize health risks for residents living near the potential sites.

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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