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-> According to the description of Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors - Workshop Summary, an Institute of Medicine report issued in March, "Health is influenced by a variety of factors, many of which fall outside the health care delivery sector. These determinants of health include the characteristics of where people live, work, learn, and play. Decision and policy making in areas such as transportation, housing, and education at different levels of government, as well as in the private sector, can have far-reaching impacts on health. There has been increasing dialogue on incorporating a health perspective in policies, programs, and projects outside the health field, including a 2011 IOM report that calls for government and the private sector to adopt approaches that look for shared benefits.
"On September 9, 2013, the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop to foster cross-sectoral dialogue and to consider the opportunities for and barriers to improving the conditions for health in the course of achieving other sectors' objectives, such as economic development and efficient public transit. This document summarizes the workshop."
[See also the Institute of Medicine's interactive infographic "Looking at Polices Through a Health Lens" http://bit.ly/1vPkl9P]
-> According to the introduction to a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, "...The State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2014, provides information for each state on state-level supports for the three environmental and policy strategies... for increasing physical activity and physical activity behaviors (1) Creating or enhancing access to safe places for physical activity; 2) Enhancing physical education and physical activity in schools and child care settings; and 3) Supporting street-scale and community-scale design policy.. This report, which can be used to inform decision makers throughout the state, shows that physical activity among adults and youth is higher in some states than others; and overall, most states have environmental supports such as sidewalks or walking paths in place that encourage physical activity..."
-> According to an Aug. 19th Transportation Research Board blurb, "TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 6: The Effects of Socio-Demographics on Future Travel Demand presents the results of research on how socio-demographic changes over the next 30 to 50 years may impact travel demand at the regional level. It is accompanied by a software tool, Impacts 2050, designed to support the long-term planning activities of transportation agencies.
"The print version of the report contains a CD-ROM that includes Impacts 2050, software user's guide (http://bit.ly/1nC9pXP), a PowerPoint presentation about the research (http://bit.ly/VNgZYm), and the research brief (http://bit.ly/1qvghe8). The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image..."
-> According to an Aug. 13th Transportation Research Board blurb, "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that summarizes its collaborative efforts with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These efforts have been aimed at improving the livability of communities, in part through improving access to public transportation and safe walkways. (Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Five Years of Learning from Communities and Coordinating Federal Investments: http://1.usa.gov/1ooV0O7)"
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