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Exploring Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5): An In-Depth Look at
Public Transportation Expansion
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Wednesday, April 26
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Join Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national experts to discuss expanding public transportation, one of the CDC's Health Impact in Five Years (HI-5) initiative interventions. The HI-5 (high-five) initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.

This Web Forum series highlights specific interventions identified in the HI-5 initiative and will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to hear real-world examples of how local and state-level organizations have expanded public transportation to meet needs of their communities. Presenters from CDC, Von Nguyen, Acting Associate Director for Policy, and Elizabeth Skillen, Senior Policy Advisor, will provide a brief overview of the HI-5 initiative. Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Office at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Joseph Calabrese, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, will describe their national and local experiences with introducing and expanding public transportation services.
We encourage public health professionals, community-based organizations, and urban planners to join us for this free one-hour Web Forum. Closed captioning will be available for all attendees.

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Von Nguyen, MD, MPH, Acting Associate Director for Policy, CDC
Elizabeth Skillen, PhD, Senior Advisor, Policy Research, Analysis, and Development Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, CDC
Therese McMillan, Chief Planning Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
Joseph Calabrese, Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


Adam Lustig, MS, Senior Manager, Health Systems Transformation, National Network of Public Health Institutes

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