Addressing inequities through infrastructure investment requires a broad, multifaceted approach between health, transportation, and other infrastructure stakeholders.
GHPC collaborated with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to plan and deliver a session at the 2017 American Public Health Association annual meeting, Promoting Equity Through Health, Transportation, and Other Infrastructure Collaborations. The goal was to broaden dialogue between public health, transportation, and other infrastructure stakeholders on using a HiAP approach to integrate health and equity into infrastructure decision-making.
The partners also conducted an educational bus and walking tour of multisectoral infrastructure projects in Atlanta communities experiencing some of the worst health inequities. Residents of these communities, along with subject matter experts, shared with participants how these projects intentionally promoted health equity. GHPC worked with community partner ECO-Action to assess potential needs that community-based organizations may have to build the capacity to lead efforts across sectors to increase collaboration between public health, environment, and infrastructure sectors, and integrate health equity into infrastructure decision-making.