Transportation is at the intersection of so many important issues – and is in fact a hugely important factor in public health. So much so that recently, public health researchers are starting to look at transportation insecurity, modeled after the Food Security Index, which helped raise awareness of hunger in America. Because like clean air and healthy food, we need healthy, sustainable and equitable transportation in order to achieve health equity in our communities.
Transportation Choices’ Deputy Director Kelsey Mesher recently had the opportunity to describe why transportation equity is health equity in a Health Matters video series with the Healthy King County Coalition.
We are grateful to have participated in the Health Matters video series alongside many other public health and community leaders. Check out the other videos from HKCC on this important topic!